Xerox Case Assignment
Dr. Zelphia A. Brown
October 27, 2011
Discuss how human resource professionals can ensure that top organizational leaders encourage managers and employees to follow laws and guidelines. Human resource professionals can communicate to the top leaders about the consequences of not abiding by the federal laws, and explain to them how it does have an effect on the bottom line (Wagner, 2011). When human resource professional include top organizational leaders on training and how organizational profits can be sheltered it will make top organizational leaders think twice about not following laws and rules that are set before them. A basic awareness of what is expected of
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It has been proven that employees are more proficient when they are kept happy and know that their work is appreciated (Kenyon, 2005). Xerox also decided to promote minorities within the company. Leslie Varon is a good example, in the early 1990s she worked in the finance department, now she’s Xerox’s finance VP. Anne Mulcahy is another example; she began as a sales rep in 1976. In 2001, when Xerox was having serious financial problems, Mulcahy became CEO (Steward & Brown, 2009). Mulcahy did an outstanding job cutting the workforce and getting Xerox back on track. As companies like Xerox attempt to broaden their reach in the global marketplace, diversity in the workplace is celebrated. Many companies now train employees and management alike in an effort to develop sensitivity towards their coworkers, in order to get a greater understanding and appreciation for diversity. This is especially important with companies that have had a history of cultural divide in terms of racial discrimination and stereotypes. The company that I work for embraces diversity. It is a good feeling to know that you are appreciated for who you are. This makes you want to put out your best work out of loyalty to the company.
Evaluate whether or not hiring and promoting women and minorities has been unfair to white men. White men in the past, time and time again have been hired exclusively over females and minorities. I don’t see any reason