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HRM 530
April 24, 2011

Xerox Xerox was originally founded in 1906 as the Haloid Company, which later became Haloid Xerox in 1958 and finally Xerox Corporation in 1961. Xerox currently has 136,000 employees in 160 countries (, 2011). With over 130,000 employees, human resources is vitally important to the corporation. This paper will examine how human resource professionals can ensure that top organizational leaders encourage managers and employees to follow laws and guidelines. It will also discuss how hiring women and minorities improved Xerox’s profitability. In addition, the changes that Xerox made to become a more attractive employer for women and minorities will be identified. Finally, there will
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A compilation of these actions allowed Xerox to increase its profitability. An organization’s best advertisement is its employees. When one is proud of where they work and their company values, they will share that information with family, friends and anyone who will listen about the great and diverse organization they work for. This would peak the interest of others who would also like to bring their skills and competencies to Xerox. Next, customers are more likely to purchase products and services from people who look like them. So to have a diverse workforce would mean that people from all walks of life and nationalities will patron your company. Lastly, Xerox was proactive in its attitudes towards diversity and developed programs and initiatives to address it. By promoting an inclusive environment they took steps to alleviate and/or avoid potential complaints and lawsuits related to discrimination in the workplace. All of these action plans added value to the organization.
Changes that Xerox Made to Become a More Attractive Employer for Women and Minorities
The National Employment Lawyers Association was so concerned about the abuse many workers were experiencing in a work environment filled with discrimination, harassment, and “capricious” employment decisions (About the Institute - History, 2011, para.1) that they decided to become an advocate “for employees rights by advancing equality and justice in the

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