Facebook Interviewing at Least One Minority Candidate for Each Opening

Facebook is reportedly borrowing a concept from the National Football League as part of its efforts to boost diversity in its work force.

Facebook is reportedly borrowing a concept from the National Football League as part of its efforts to boost diversity in its work force.

A source told Bloomberg that the social network began implementing a policy of having at least one minority candidate interview for open positions, and Facebook spokeswoman Genevieve Grdina confirmed the initiative to Bloomberg.

The NFL established the Rooney Rule, named after Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney, in 2003, mandating that teams with coaching vacancies interview at least one minority candidate.

Readers: What else can Facebook do to help promote diversity within its ranks?

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