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Facebook's male workforce: Should Facebook hire more females and minorities?

  • The Right Person For The Job

    Women's and minority rights are important, and every company should endeavor to ensure that it's employee demographic is varied. However it is also important that the right person is hired for the job, and looking over people who would make great employees just because they don't fit into a minority is also wrong. A balance must be maintained, otherwise the is still a lack of equality.

  • It's not just about political correctness.

    The playing field simply isn't even in our society. Meaning, capable members of minority groups still don't have the same opportunity and chance as a Caucasian male would likely have. The fact that you don't recognize that speaks volumes in of itself. Recognition of all groups is a big feature that society still needs to work on in pursuing. It's not simple political correctness. It's reality, and yes, it affects people.

  • It's not just about political correctness.

    The playing field simply isn't even in our society. Meaning, capable members of minority groups still don't have the same opportunity and chance as a Caucasian male would likely have. The fact that you don't recognize that speaks volumes in of itself. Recognition of all groups is a big feature that society still needs to work on in pursuing. It's not simple political correctness. It's reality, and yes, it affects people.

  • This is not really no or yes

    Let's put it this way:
    You have two people. An American-Hispanic female and an American-Caucasian male. They both have the same achievements to be hired.

    It is unlikely however, that their personality and views would be the same. If it is, I would go with the Hispanic because of the uncommon culture that can be brought into the workforce of Facebook.

    So since their personality and views likely won't be the same. An employer would be wise to choose the one most dedicated and useful to the team. Not their cultural or gender background. ONLY if they are identical in every other way would you introduce the lacking aspect to the team (female, minority etc)

  • No concerted effort should be made to hire more females or minorities

    Placing quotas on the "type" of people hired by a company is discrimination. Just because the intent of quotas is good, doesn't mean that the inherent outcome is good. Hiring should be done based on an individuals experience, talent, and potential as seen by the employer. None of that should have anything to do with race or gender. Saying that we need more woman is the same as saying that we need less woman in the workplace. Even counting is an act of discrimination.

  • Political correctness gone mad

    In terms of who succeeds in getting the job that they went for, there should not be any difference what race or culture the person is from. There should be able to have an office full of men, or of women, and know that these were the most suitable for the role, not question the balance of minorities.

  • If it ain't broken, why fix it?

    A business should be able to base its hiring policies, like any other policy, on what it thinks is best for the core tasks it wants to carry out. As a matter of fact, all top programmers and information technologists in the world are male (and a majority of them are white). This works for Facebook, and it also works for Google and Microsoft and a plethora of other succesful businesses all around the world.

    I do not think they should have to change a working model to one which doesn't work as well just to appease people who feel left out.

  • Affirmative action hiring practices??

    I don't believe any company should hire or have to hire employees based on race or gender. Whoever can do the job regardless of race or gender should be hired. If they choose to hire all male employees they should be allowed to without penalty or prejudice. It is their choice.


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