Diversity and Discrimination

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Introduction For this assignment I chose three publicly traded companies with a strong understanding and implementation of ethical business practices in their day-to-day operations as well as future planning. Two of three have repeatedly made the list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies ("2011 World’s Most Ethical Companies | Ethisphere™ Institute," 2011) as well as Fortune Magazine’s list “100 Best Companies to Work for” ("100 Best Companies to Work For 2011: Full list - from FORTUNE," 2011).
Summary of HR policies Starbucks, the Seattle based coffee giant, claims, that working at Starbucks is like working with friends. Besides their “Special Blend” package that is offered to all employees and contains assistance for diverse problems, ranging from adoption assistance to benefits for domestic partners (which includes same sex partnerships) to child and eldercare, Starbucks embraces diversity. Starbucks Coffee Company has earned a 100% rating for the 4th consecutive year on the Human Right’s Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index ("Career Diversity," n.d.). As a National insurance provider, Aflac is reacting to a very diverse client market with the right mix of community involvement and its mix of diverse employees and agents. Aflac states on its website that combined with their product, their diverse employee base creates the environment to assist and guide their clients to some of their most challenging moments. To further develop and enforce the organization’s diversity policies, Aflac has a diversity council in place. Aflac, for example, has the largest on-site child-care in the State of Georgia and encourages parents to take off time (Parents Time Off (PTO) Initiative) to be with their children. Through their employee training programs, employees can choose their career path independently. Future leaders attend a three phased program that…...

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