HP, PayPal lead in diversity efforts; Uber, YouTube lag, report says

When it comes to diversity, it’s common knowledge that Silicon Valley tech companies have a lot to learn.

But some companies are doing better than others, according to a new report by San Francisco-based recruiting startup Blendoor.

HP, PayPal, Yelp, Apple and Intuit are among those that have the most diverse leadership teams, the best retention statistics for diverse hires, and the most inclusive recruiting strategies, according to the report. HP leads the pack with a score of 87, which takes into account a leadership team that’s 29 percent women and 14 percent people of color. Overall, HP’s workforce is 33 percent women, 7 percent African-American and 14 percent Latino, according to the report.

HP is followed closely by PayPal, with a score of 82.

Uber didn’t do so hot — the ride-hailing company scored a 42. Women make up 33 percent of the company’s board of directors and executives, and the leadership team has no minorities, according to the Blendoor report. Uber released its first diversity report last month amid backlash over recent reports that women were sexually harassed at the company.

Airbnb scored a 74, and Google brought in a 69.

Other companies that didn’t do as well include Mozilla (55) and YouTube (49).

Fortune reported on the Blendoor rankings Monday.

Photo: The HP sign marks the company’s campus at the corner of Page Mill Road and Hanover Street at HP headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. on Friday, August 19, 2011. (Jim Gensheimer/Mercury News)


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