Lately a lot of the technology leaders have been publishing the diversity stats of their employees. Google, Twitter, Facebook and obviously our favorite tech company Salesforce have all published these and salesforce in particular has even launched several initiatives to ensure equal pay and more diversity across their employees.
This got us thinking about how we stack up, not just against other technology companies, but also simply against statistics and to see if there were initiatives that we may need to consider ourselves. Obviously, with only 40 employees we’re not as large as other technology companies, but we’re large enough that a single new hire doesn’t tip the scales. The fact that we are a virtual company is interesting for our diversity as it allows us to hire from anywhere within the country and also allows us to focus on a flexible schedule driven work / life balance. With those factors, here are the diversity stats for Gear’s employees:
Overall, we’re extremely proud of our diverse workforce and in particular our strong female leadership within the company. We do have some room for improvement though – in particular around attracting more female technical talent, and also more diverse ethnicity mix. Gears will continue our equal employment opportunity policy when hiring therefore hiring the best skill set for each job, but we will also make stronger efforts to address these two areas going forward.
If you’re interested in positions at Gears, check out the Jobs @ Gears page.