Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi At Google, An Employee-Run Email List Tracks Harassment and Bias Complaints - BLOOMBERG

by Ellen Huet and Mark Bergen 
Originally published: May 23, 2017
Publisher: Bloomberg.com 

At most companies, if you think you’ve witnessed sexual harassment, sexism, bigotry or racism, there’s one way to get it addressed: going to human resources. At Google, there's another way to air your grievance: submitting your complaint to an employee-run message board that's curated into a weekly email.

The list, called "Yes, at Google," is a grassroots effort to collect anonymous submissions at Google and parent Alphabet Inc. and communicate them across the company, according to five current employees who receive the emails. "Yes, at Google" tracks allegations of unwelcome behavior at work in an attempt to make the company more inclusive, said the employees, who did not want to be named because they were not authorized to speak about internal company matters. Since starting in October, more than 15,000 employees -- 20 percent of the company's workforce -- have subscribed, according to two of those people.