Apple Take Steps to Improve Diversity Within Company

Apple logoApple is placing more of a focus on diversifying its employee-base, as seen on the sites latest iteration of their Inclusion & Diversity page.

The page breaks down the strides the company has taken to improve upon its diversity issues over the last three years (since 2014). Apple recently updated their info with more current statistics, showing their efforts to have a more culturally well-rounded company. “We want Apple to be a reflection of the world around us,” reads the website as you scroll down the page.

“We strive to better represent the communities we’re part of. We believe this will help to break down historical barriers in tech,” reads the site. Overall, the company has kept their word, according to the data posted, women now make up 37% of new hires globally and US underrepresented minorities (URMs) make up 27% of new hires. Apple maintains that now, “Our new hires are more diverse than our current employees.”

Over the past 3 years, the company’s hiring trend is shown to have seen significant increases in the amount of global female new hires- from 31% in 2014 to 37% in 2016- as well as U.S. URMS from 21% in 2014 to 27% in 2016.

Apple also maintains that it’s working towards pay equality as well. “Equal work deserves equal pay. This past year, we looked at the total compensation for U.S. employees and closed the gaps we found. We’re now analyzing the salaries, bonuses, and annual stock grants of all our employees worldwide. If a gap exists, we’ll address it. And we’ll continue our work to make sure we maintain pay equity.”

Read a complete breakdown of the new focus on diversity over at Apple.

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