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21ST CENTURY HIRING REPORT

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WOMEN IN TECH
HiringSolved Research Report: Exploring the state of women
in the workplace through the top 25 tech companies.

Ebay and Twitter leading the pack. most of these companies quickly announced public initiatives to combat their employee diversity challenges. offering a solution.It seems that we’ve officially reached the “future” as we experience the nomination of our first major-party female presidential candidate. using our own proprietary artificial intelligence software that identifies gender. the average number of female employees at these organizations are on an upwards trajectory. other tech giants like Yahoo and Twitter quickly followed suit. though? How does this monumental stride translate to women in the workplace. – Shon Burton. Perhaps there was something to those public diversity initiatives after all. Enter artificial intelligence and machine learning technology. One-dimensional ways of hiring and sourcing talent are no longer fit for purpose – especially not at the scale and speed that American businesses need to be competitive. analyze and make billions of data points about workforces. The question is. Intuit. nearly two and a half years later. which is still considered to be the “old boy’s club”? Executive Summary Ever since Google released its employee demographic figures in mid 2014. especially in Silicon Valley. as well as allow hiring teams to be both strategic and efficient at addressing their corporation’s workforce diversity goals. There is a new level of scrutiny and a new level of corporate responsibility with regards to workforce diversity – and that requires new tools to make it happen. Founder and CEO of HiringSolved . HiringSolved pulled figures for the top 25 Silicon Valley tech companies. Once these stats became public. compared to where we’ve been and where we’re going. right? What’s the bigger picture here. the genie was out of the bottle for good – and it became all anyone could talk about. acknowledging the problem and ideally. determined by annual revenue. To understand where we are. ethnicity and age based on public resumes and social profiles. Netflix. where are we now? Were these resolutions to a very complex problem successful or is it still too soon to tell? One thing is for certain. employees and candidates. with Google. What we found is that slowly but surely. Afterwards. all revealing findings that tied into a similar message: there’s a diversity issue in the Valley that was previously on a “don’t ask. don’t tell” basis. which can singlehandedly gather. Better late than never.

human judgement was required to determine if a given title (for example Adobe does not list a COO but has multiple General Managers) should be included in the C-suite statistics. . The Csuite statistics required a different approach. determined by annual revenue. we used pattern recognition to pull the diversity figures of the top 25 tech companies in Silicon Valley. due to the large variance of titles and definitions of the C-suite. the recognition engine computes a probability that a pattern is present. For example. *C-Suite statistics were processed differently that other statistics in this report. social graph data and more. we take what we know about a person. For this research. The benefit here is that we're looking at multiple data points for each person so we're not relying on any one data point. names. This includes factors like resumes. This is an important distinction and a weakness of many current AI based systems. the intelligence of most AI systems are task specific but they are not generally intelligent enough to think through large variables in patterns and consider context. Specifically. To analyze the diversity of a candidate.Methodology Using HiringSolved‘s proprietary artificial intelligence/machine learning based system. software can now reliably detect and classify objects in pictures and video with a high degree of accuracy. then to use our technology to analyze the people in those titles. locations. Recent developments in artificial neural networks have allowed software to achieve human-like or better results in limited pattern recognition tasks. All statistics except the C-suite were automatically generated using RAI and our Diversity Search technology. these software techniques compute a probability that the pattern (a certain word in a sample of sound) is present in the data. and push it through a pattern recognition engine. however. Unlike humans. but rather the combination. Our approach here was to look at how the companies themselves define their C-suite or Executive Team in terms of title. Our software is using this approach to accomplish diversity analysis. Our diversity analysis technology was used in determining male/female patterns in the C-suite. Based on this data. social profiles. we asked the recognition engine if the pattern (male for example) is present in the given data. Each company defines the "C-Suite" or "Executive Team" differently.

com • Sanmina-SCI • Electronic Arts • Facebook • Tesla • Twitter • Google • HP Enterprises • Uber • VMware • Juniper Networks • Intel • Western Digital • Yahoo • Intuit .Companies Analyzed • Adobe • Agilent Technologies • Lockheed Martin • Netflix • Apple • Applied Materials • NVIDIA • Oracle • Cisco • eBay • Salesforce.

7 Male .2 Intuit 26.2 86.7 73.3 Male 91.7 eBay 25.TOP 5 MOST DIVERSE Female The 2016 Overall Female Diversity Average Twitter 24.6% Google Netflix 33 67 TOP 5 LEAST DIVERSE Female Intel 13.8 NVIDIA 8.5 86.3 27 73 19.3 Applied Mat 13.8 74.5 Western Dig 13.8 86.3 75.7 86.2 Juniper 13.

2 86.4 86.5 eBay 25.3 TOP 5 LEAST DIVERSE Oracle 13.6 92.2 NVIDIA 7.4 Female Male Female Male .6 Netflix 26.8 Western Dig 12.6 Applied Mat 13.8 84.8 86.4 86.5 86.4 83.7 83.6 Intel 13.4% Yahoo 22 88 Twitter 23.2 Intuit 26.TOP 5 MOST DIVERSE The 2015 Overall Female Diversity Average 18.8 87.2 Intel/Juniper 13.

4 21.9 25.2 20.8 13.8 13.4 14.2 16.4 18.6 13.5 19.4 16.8 13.3 16.20.3 19.3 33 26.3 18.5 13.8 18.8 21.1 22 22.9 13.8 26.4 21.5 24.2 12.6 17.7 27 26.9 19.5 22.5 23.1 18.4 25.5 21 20.9 13.2 19.8 8.8 18.2 13.3 2015-16 Comparison: Overall Female Representation 2016 2015 .7 20.3 7.8 20.5 13.7 20.6 16.1 15.

7 Nvidia/Intuit Salesforce 71. Our diversity analysis technology was used in determining male/female patterns in the C-suite.3% *C-Suite statistics were processed differently that other statistics in this report.7 95. however. then to use our technology to analyze the people in those titles.8 57. the intelligence of most AI systems are task specific but they are not generally intelligent enough to think through large variables in patterns and consider context. Each company defines the "C-Suite" or "Executive Team" differently.5 Yahoo 31. Female Twitter 28.2 11.2 68.3 66. This is an important distinction and a weakness of many current AI based systems.3 Tesla 0 100 Sanmina 0 100 Male . Our approach here was to look at how the companies themselves define their C-suite or Executive Team in terms of title. human judgement was required to determine if a given title (for example Adobe does not list a COO but has multiple General Managers) should be included in the C-suite statistics.9 4.5 36.8 88.7 42. The C-suite statistics required a different approach.3 Cisco 63.1 Female 85. All statistics except the C-suite were automatically generated using RAI and our Diversity Search technology.8 33.TOP 5 BEST The 2016 Average Female C-Suite Representation 20. due to the large variance of titles and definitions of the C-suite.2 TOP 5 WORST Vmware Applied Materials / Netflix Juniper Male 14. Unlike humans.

6 77.3 95.6 14.7 88.1 15.3 17.4 66.4 83.9 84.3 100 100 68.2 20 28.8 18.9 83.7 82.1 16.3 78.6 25 20 76.2 16.8 80 71.8 42.8 83.7 73.9 88.6 4.2 23.8 57.3 26.6 16.2 81.4 85.0 0 33.5 36.6 11.4 66.4 22.7 21.5 63.1 11.7 33.4 75 80 Female 31.2 2016 Female C-Suite Representation Male .

8 TOP 5 WORST Cisco 13.2 69.3 74.8 13 87 Intel NVIDIA 7.TOP 5 BEST The 2015 Average Female New Hires 18.1 70.2 86.6 73.7 Netflix 26.6 Twitter 29.4 EA 13.5 Applied Mat 13.4 eBay 26.8 73.5% Intuit 25.2 92.7 86.6 86.8 Female Male Female Male .9 Google 30.

1 Tesla/Vmware 13.2 4.9% Intuit 25.8 74.8 88.2 Agilent 25.6 74.9 74.3 86.6 EA 13.8 Male 70.6 TOP 5 WORST NVIDIA Female 95.9 86.7 Applied Mat 12.5 Juniper 11.5 87.1 Google 29.2 .4 Netflix 34.4 Female Male 65.4 eBay 25.TOP 5 BEST The 2014 Average Female New Hires 18.

8 20.6 17.2 21.4 29.6 34.1 20.3 13.8 18 20.2 29.7 16.8 13.5 18.6 12.5 14.6 26.1 18 16.8 2014-15 Female New Hires Comparison 2014 .9 13 14.1 15.1 13.3 13.9 15.8 26.4 25.8 25.5 20.3 17.5 19.6 25.2 13.9 16.4 15.3 25.2 4.1 24.5 13.9 18.2 11.7 19.7 17.6 21 20 20.9 15 15.2015 30.4 17.7 7.

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