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....
Kiran 11th August 2006 From India, Hyderabad