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Hello and Hi My Respected Seniors....
Greetings to you ALL
I hear a lot these days about this thorny issue - Should Indian companies encourage diversity among its workforce?
In my observation, Indian MNC's - Infosys, Wipro, TCS, Videocon, Tata Motors etc. do not have a formal policy to encourage workplace diversity. A few companies have a policy to encourage women employees - but nothing beyond that. Infosys has made a good start in having a concentrated efforts to hire from US & European universities - but the rest of the Indian companies have not. Tata Motors has a substantial non-Indian workforce - but they are mostly working overseas.
So I raise the question: Should Indian companies have formal plans to increase cultural diversity among its workforce? Do Indian companies belive that having a diverse workforce improves the competitive advantage?
Seniors please give us your opinion on this issue....
11th August 2006 From India, Hyderabad
Diversity does not refer to hiring foriegners, it deals with hiring different people from different social backgrounds. So just revert back to your observation and let me know, if diversity is encouraged or discouraged.
And as an answer to your question, I would say, Diversity needs to be encouraged, but not like the reservation system that we have in india. so long as the people are hired based on their merit, diversity can enhance the image and performance of any company. And formal plans of launching diversity, is not required after the advent of GLOBALISATION.
But a nice question to put up.
Good Luck,
11th August 2006 From India
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