Friday, May 26, 2017

Quotas: flawed but effective at boosting workplace diversity - FINANCIAL TIMES

by Brian Groom 
Originally published: May 25, 2017

Mandated targets help widen the talent pool, but can be demeaning to beneficiaries.

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Where corporate chiefs often pay lip service to boardroom diversity, Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz has done something about it. The coffee chain recently added two non-white directors, meaning that 36 per cent of its board are from ethnic minorities, 29 per cent are female and they range in age from millennials to baby boomers.