The lack of diversity in enterprise IT has caused a ruckus recently, and now, businesses are taking action to put this issue to rest.
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Pinterest has taken an interest in tech industry diversity, according to a recent article from CNET. Co-founder of the social media company, Evan Sharp, announced Pinterest’s hiring goals in an attempt to convey to the public and potential employees that the enterprise is serious about creating a better, more diverse workforce.
In addition to increasing full-time engineering position hiring rates to 8 percent for minorities and 30 percent for women, the tech company also plans to enforce a “Rooney Rule.” This means that at least one female candidate and one minority candidate must be interviewed for every leadership role that opens up.
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