- LinkedIn CEO Ryan Roslansky apology last Thursday after an anonymous employee do “Shocking”comments to criticism of the company in an effort to make its diverse workforce in a global town hall meeting to discuss racial inequality and prejudice earlier this week.
- Roslansky, who began as CEO of Microsoft-owned social network on Monday apologized for allowing the comments.” We do not and will not be the company or a platform where racism or hate speech is allowed,”he said.
- Other LinkedIn staff members to feel angry, according to the Daily Beast, and called the comments”disturbing and racist.”
- The company will no longer allow anonymous comments at these meetings. LinkedIn declined to comment beyond Roslansky public email to employees.
- LinkedIn released a report last year showing only 3. 5%of the workforce is black.
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LinkedIn’s new CEO apologized to employees after the company permit a meeting to address the protests in the United States, police violence and systemic racism prompted by the goddamn George Floyd to be taken by”appalling,”an anonymous employee opinion.
“We are not and will not be a company or a platform where racism or hate speech is allowed,”he said.
Ryan Roslansky instead of Jeff Weiner LinkedIn CEO on Monday. On Wednesday, LinkedIn held a town hall meeting to discuss racial inequality and prejudice. During the meeting, first reported by the Daily Beast, the staff criticized the protests and LinkedIn efforts to the diversity of the workforce by publishing the anonymous message into the event chat window.
“As a non-minority, all this talk makes me feel like I should feel guilty for my skin color. I think I should let someone less qualified to fill my position,”an anonymous staff comments, The Daily Beast. “I think that giving any ethnic group the privilege of other people in a zero-sum game it will not get any support of other people. Any thoughts of harm to others given the privilege and the Rose color is the name of Diversity,”another reportedly said.
Other LinkedIn staff members to feel angry, according to the Daily Beast, and called the comments”disturbing and racist.”
Roslansky says in his LinkedIn post comments to the avoidance of notification during the event, because”those of us in the Presenter Mode is not able to track opinion in real time.” The company will not allow anonymous comments on such events in the future, he said.
LinkedIn released a report last year showing only 3. 5%of the workforce is black, compared to 47. 5% White 40.3%Asian, and 5. 9%, Latin. Only 1%of the company’s leadership is Black time. Rosanna Durruthy, LinkedIn Vice President of Global Diversity, Inclusion and a sense of belonging, at the time of the recruitment of a diverse workforce is the company’s No. 1″the talent priority.”
“Many of you shared the hardest part is to recognize that this company that we love and maintain this high standard there is still a lot of work to do to educate ourselves and our colleagues about how to create a culture that is truly anti-racist,”Roslansky said. “We will do this work.”
LinkedIn declined to comment beyond the content Roslansky posts.