Top of Mind
Google is unhappy with its performance on diversity—83% of its engineers are men. The New York Times that reports half of Google’s 49,000 employees have attended workshops “based on an emerging field of research in social psychology known as unconscious bias. These are the hidden, reflexive preferences that shape most people’s worldviews, and that can profoundly affect how welcoming and open a workplace is to different people and ideas.” The company hopes that increasing diversity will enhance creativity.
Yale Insights interviewed Google’s head of human resources, Laszlo Bock ’99, about the skillsets the company looks for in hiring around the world.