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Benchmarking

Diversity
Initiatives in
India
With International Standards

Group 6 | Section C | PGPM 2016-18

B. Anand : 16P135
Chandni Jain : 16P136
Karan Singh : 16P145
Shashank Singh : 16P166
Shreyas Vaidya : 16P168
Varun Singh : 16P177
What is Diversity ?
The mixture of attributes within a workforce that in significant ways affect how people
think, feel, and behave at work, and their acceptance, work performance, satisfaction, or
progress in the organization.

It acknowledges the reality that people differ in many ways, visible or invisible, mainly
age, gender, marital status, social status, disability, sexual orientation, religion,
personality, ethnicity and culture

Since the initial focus in the 1980s on women and people of color, the meaning of
diversity has expanded to include other forms of demographics such as religious
practices and sexual orientation

Our main focus of study will be


- Gender Diversity - LGBT Inclusion
- Diversity of People With Disabilities (PWDs) - Cultural Diversity
Advantages of Diverse
Workforce
Higher Returns with the diversity & inclusion

Wider market share and high profits with good


culture mix in workforce

With more number of women on board members,


companies performed better as compared to
others

More innovative ideas and out of box approach

Lower attrition rate by empowering diverse


workforce
Negative Outcomes of Diverse
Workforce
Higher Level of Conflicts

Costs due to harassment and discrimination cases

May create and perpetuate distinction rather than


seeking assimilation and integration

Greater Polarisation In work groups


Benchmarking
Diversity
Management
International Report
DiversityIncis anAmerican company
focused on issues ofdiversity and inclusion in
the workplace.

Publishes an annual list of the top 50


companies for diversity.

Limited to companies with headquarters in


the United States with more than 1,000
employees

Indian Workforce
Diversity
Gender Diversity:

policies have evolved over the years

companies have a fair share of women in


their workforce

TCS has 35%; Tata Group, 24 %; Godrej,


30%; EY, 41%; PwC, 33 %; IBM, 30 %
Diversity of People With Disabilities (PWDs):
ILO defines a disabled person as an individual whose prospects of
securing, returning to, retaining and advancing in suitable employment
are substantially reduced as a result of a duly recognized physical,
sensory, intellectual or mental impairment.

o People with disabilities make good employees with comparable


productivity and higher job retention rates

o Represent an untapped source of skills and talent, including technical


skills if they have access to training, and transferable problemsolving
skills developed in daily life.

o contribute to the overall diversity, creativity and workplace morale and


enhance a companys image

o In India, as per the census2011 data, of the 26.8 Mn PWDs recorded,


15.7 Mn were in the age group of 15-59, the official age for participation in
workforce. Among these roughly one third (5.8 million) were employed as
main workers, of which less than 20% were women.
Reports of Few Companies which have been surveyed:
ITC:
90 PWDs hired
Disability Supported: orthopedic Impairment, hearing
Impairment, visual impairment, cerebral palsy
Responsibilities assigned: Secretarial role, desk based work
on computers, housekeeping, sales and reservation
Lemon Tree Hotels:
275 PWDs hired
Speech and hearing impaired, orthopedically handicapped
Responsibilities assigned: Housekeeping supervisory roles,
food and beverage services, kitchen stewarding
Barista
Disability Supported: Hearing Impairment
Responsibilities assigned: front end role for receiving orders
from customers, serving food, making beverages etc.
LGBT Inclusion:

o Section 377 of Indian Penal Code does not


criminalize LGBT identity

o MINGLE (Mission for Indian Gay & Lesbian


Empowerment) is first of its kind LGBT think-tank

o It conducted Second Indian LGBT Workplace


Climate Survey with the aim of assessing the
workplace environment vis--vis LGBT employees
in corporate India, focused on three sectors of the
economy- Information Technology, Banking &
Finance and FMCG & Manufacturing.
Cultural Diveristy:

o India is a democracy in which inclusiveness is the


major politico-economic discourse at present.

o One of the most diverse nations in the world

o A range of diversity issues, including age,


education, religion, caste, socially disadvantaged
(e.g., scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, and
other depressed classes), gender, language,
regional background, ethnicity, economic well-
being, and lifestyle (e.g., vegetarian vs. non-
vegetarian).
THANKS!
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