Global biopharmaceutical company Pfizer believes that a diverse workforce leads to more innovative and creative thinking. The company also feels that inclusion is the foundation to the ownership culture that it wants to build among its employees. Pfizer recognized that better attracting and retaining diverse employees would require it to pay more attention to its diversity and inclusion initiatives. In addition, to relying more on its worldwide diversity and inclusion leadership council comprised of senior executives from around the company, Pfizer also created employee groups including people with disabilities, Latino/Hispanic, African American and LGBT employees, to better apply their ideas to influence company results.
1. Why is Pfizer interested in improving diversity and inclusion at the company?
2. How does a proactive focus on diversity and inclusion improve Pfizer’s legal compliance?
3. If you were in charge of diversity and inclusion at Pfizer, what would you do to further improve diversity at the company?
Please respond to each of the three questions after the case with a minimum of 250 words (minimum of 750 words total for all three questions)
All sources cited, including the textbook, must be cited and referenced according to APA standards. Utilize APA formatting for your title and reference pages.
Textbook: Phillips, J. M., & Gully, S. M. (2015). Strategic staffing (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall