EmployAbility’s Tab Ahmad quoted in HR Magazine about Google Diversity Initiatives

18 Mar 2013

A recent piece in HR MJagazine highlighted the launch of Google’s new diversity initiatives. Their Head of Diversity and Inclusion believes that activities should focus on the talent pipeline rather than a short term gain. As part of the launch, he talked about  “Google’s focus…on building long-term relationships with talent from diverse backgrounds, helping them progress in their careers, whether that’s at Google or not..”

He also described how Google partners with several diversity organisations to combat the stereotype of the computer scientist “We work from kindergarten right through to PhD level to try and change that. We are a global company and we need to reflect the diversity of our users, and we need diverse teams to be as creative and innovative as possible.”

EmployAbility’s own Tab Ahmad was also quoted in the piece, about the importance of inclusive, diverse recruitment. “Some disabilities, such as autism, can lend themselves to work in a technology company, but added that employers often unwittingly put up barriers disabled people find hard to navigate during the application process.” To read the rest of the article, please click here

If you’d like to speak to us about building a more inclusive workforce or would like information on other ways we can help, please contact us on info@employ-ability.org.uk

 

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