Through a comprehensive set of employee-focused initiatives, we promote diversity by nurturing a culture of inclusion and opportunity, and through measurable actions.
Executive Commitment and Councils
The Xerox Executive Diversity Council includes about 15 senior leaders who meet three times a year to review Xerox diversity practices and to provide recommendations to our CEO and our head of Human Resources. This group focuses on:
- Workforce representation
- Work environment
- Diverse customer markets
- Diversity practices, including training
- Organizational efforts to improve multicultural diversity
Caucus groups, independent groups of Xerox employees dating from the 1960s, play an important role in our diversity story. These caucuses, similar to networking and affinity groups, are instrumental in advocating openness, opportunity and inclusion for the entire Xerox community. They work with management to achieve common business objectives, self-advocacy and to create an environment of inclusion. Six caucus groups currently exist to address the concerns and meet the needs of employees who are African-American, Hispanic, Asian, women, African-American women, gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual.
Through executive roundtables, our CEO and other senior leaders meet with diverse teams of Xerox employees, often representing one of our caucus groups. During these informal sessions, participants share their views on Xerox’s work environment and business concerns, and identify actionable items for discussion with Xerox’s senior team. The process ensures that the executive leadership team and the CEO are working together to resolve concerns about the work environment.
- Latina Style, one of the 50 Best Companies for Latinas to work
- One of the 2009 top 40 companies for diversity by Black Enterprise
- Scored 100% on the Corporate Equality Index for 2009
- No. 35 in the DiversityInc Top 50
- No. 1 in DiversityInc’s Supplier sub-category
- NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women list for 2009
- Canada’s Best Diversity Employers 2009
- CWC 2009 Employer of the Year (Canadian Women in Communications)
- Minority Corporate Counsel Association recognized Xerox office of general counsel for diversity
Xerox complies with Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) guidelines and all applicable federal, state and local laws that govern the hiring and treatment of its employees. Xerox does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, union status, sexual orientation or gender identity. Neither does it discriminate against protected veterans, including veterans of the Vietnam era and disabled veterans, individuals with a disability or employees who take protected leave time.
U.S. Employee Race and Ethnicity Representations
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By focusing on diversity in all areas of hiring, Xerox promotes and retains the brightest people best suited for our business. Our hiring and promotion efforts are designed to ensure a deep, diverse reserve of strong players who are ready to assume leadership roles. Our hiring practices include engaging Xerox people to recruit at universities and career fairs, providing scholarships to minority students interested in information technology and offering internships and co-op programs to diverse groups of students and new graduates.
We grant 122 scholarships each year through our Technical Minority Scholarship Program, and we are reaching out to young people through programs such as the FIRST robotics competition and Science Consultant Program to encourage broader interest in science and technology. We introduced Xerox career opportunities to the Hispanic student population at 45 universities and institutions and, to further expand our recruitment efforts, we are partnering with the Society of Hispanic Engineers. We have a similar university outreach program for recruiting African-American employees.