On 18, April, 2012 the TV network, ABC faced charges of racial discrimination over its “Bachelor/Bachelorette” show. The case may take forever, but the numbers sure speak against ABC: 10 years and 23 seasons of the show – and 610 participants – with no Black, Latino or Asian in the lead, and only 16 Black contestants, says a report. This tarnishes the established reputation of the Walt Disney Corporation and its commitment to diversity, for owning ABC.
Companies formulate diversity policies diligently proposing to encourage, assist, develop and facilitate supplier diversity. They promise business opportunities and mentoring assistance for continuing growth to businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans, service-disabled and other historically underutilized businesses. All may not fail spectacularly and publicly, but many do experience a variance in their plan and its execution.
Truly successful companies do not seek diversity in all areas of talent sourcing and vendor relations just so that they can meet their advertized targets in numbers or spend. They ensure that they adopt it as a culture and make it an essential part of their organizational DNA.
Let us consider the some of the procedural aspects of achieving such adoption:
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