Tech companies compare employee diversity

Illustration: OttoSilicon Valley companies like Google, Apple and Facebook may be innovative, but they sure aren?t when it comes to making their workplaces diverse.

Criticized for their hiring practices, tech companies started publishing employee demographic data over the past few months. It only confirmed what many people had suspected: White and Asian men dominate. Everyone else ? women, blacks and Hispanics ? are severely lacking.

In many cases, the companies issued a sort of apology in tandem with their diversity reports. ?As CEO, I?m not satisfied with the numbers on this page,? Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote in a post online. ?Put simply, Google is not where we want to be when it comes to diversity,? Laszlo Bock, Google?s senior vice president of people operations, said.

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