Day 85/365: We Love Diversity by kugel
I am looking at a typical cover - it is for an international Fortune 500 company and it depicts a 50th floor meeting room with floor-to-ceiling windows affording a panoramic view over a blurry city.
On the table sits a laptop and a single sheet of paper: the laptop is showing a colourful, but suspiciously simple-looking, graph. Standing over it is a tall, good looking, even-toothed African American man (yes, somehow you can tell he his American) who is wearing a tie. He smiles as he points out something to a young, beautiful, smartly dressed, even-toothed, Asian-American girl seated at the table. She is beaming at him
Questions for discussion:
- is this picture in any way dishonest? if so what justification could you offer for this?
- should recruitment brochures portray a firm as it is, or as it would like to be?
- can you name any dimension of human diversity that firms might aspire to, other than employing different coloured Americans?
- in a typical Fortune 500 firm, which department do you imagine is the least diverse in terms of race and sex
- information technology
- the recruitment department