Diversity in the AWS community 2022 – where are we?
While equality in the workplace is vital, many organizations still have a long way to go before they can achieve maximum inclusion. Particularly in the tech industry, companies are being encouraged to prioritize equality and diverse when hiring, mentoring, and retaining staff. Nurturing diverse teams can offer distinct commercial benefits, in addition to ensuring fairness.
Businesses can increase equality in their workforce by incorporating diversity into their recruitment process. There are many benefits to diversity in the workplace. Let’s start by discussing why diversity in tech matters, how to eliminate bias in the hiring process and how your organization can benefit from having a diverse workforce.
Tech Industry: How Diverse? Tech is known for being forward-thinking, fast-paced, and innovative. However, the sector is still lagging behind in diversity and inclusion. A recent study found that diversity in high-tech industries is comparable to diversity in private sector employment. It was surprising. Data from the U.S. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission found that high-tech industries employ fewer women, Hispanics and African Americans than the private sector. This highlights the inequality faced by millions of people when trying to climb the digital career ladder.
These findings were also confirmed when we looked at diversity in AWS. The Jefferson Frank Careers and Hiring Guide for AWS Edition revealed that 51% of respondents identified themselves as white or Caucasian, 26% were Asian, and 6% as Black, African or Caribbean. It’s not just racial diversity that’s lacking within the tech industry. 38% of respondents working in AWS ecosystem had a bachelor’s degree and 39% have a master’s. It is possible that not all IT professionals can pursue further education at the graduate or postgraduate level. This could limit their career opportunities.
A mere 7% of respondents reported having a long-term illness or disability. This highlights the need for greater inclusion and equal opportunities.
Gender equality in the tech sector Deloitte Global predicts that the top global tech companies will have 33% female representation by 2022. Accenture’s recent study found that gender equality in tech is worse than it was in 1984. Only 32% of the roles are currently held by women, compared to 35% in 1980.
It’s not just the gender equality of the tech sector’s women workers that is highlighted. As an example, half of women will leave tech jobs by age 35, compared with 20% for other industries. This shocking statistic shows that the tech industry isn’t just providing people to fill positions, but also a supportive environment where women can thrive.
You want more information about AWS? From diversity to work perks, certifications and trends–The Jefferson Frank Careers and Hiring Guide AWS Edition has it all.
Get your copy now! There have been many new roles created as the sector has developed at such a rapid pace. Many firms are having difficulty finding talent because of a skills gap. The industry’s growth rate is not keeping up with the number of available roles. This is because companies use restrictive recruitment practices, which often overlook top talent from diverse backgrounds, which only makes it more difficult to build and retain tech teams.
Reassessing your hiring processes and increasing diversity can help you to over