Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Mistreatment is forcing mostly women and minorities out of tech jobs - HR DIVE

by Valerie Bolden-Barrett
Originally published:  May 1, 2017
Publisher: HRDive.com 

Dive Brief:

  • A new Harris Poll found that 37% of workers surveyed who left jobs in tech said they’re leaving those jobs because of mistreatment, according to various media reports. Hardest hit among those making the exodus are women, African Americans and ethnic minorities. The Kapor Center for Social Impact, an organization promoting diversity, partnered with Harris Poll in an online survey of 2,000 people who left their tech jobs.
  • The survey identified four categories of unfair practices, including unfair people management involving job assignments and promotions, sexual harassment, bullying and stereotyping. Around 80% of respondents said they faced at least one of those issues.
  • The type of mistreatment varied based on race, gender and sexual orientation. One in 10 women polled experienced sexual harassment, African Americans said they faced hiring challenges and LBGTQ respondents reported the highest rate of being bullied.