The effectiveness of Propco’s program for increasing diversity of its work force seem to not be effective at all, according to Steven H; an African-American division manager : * He expects the already dismal numbers of black salaried workers to drop after the next round of layoffs. * Propco’s culture is one of institutional racism * Blacks at Propco don’t have a support network * It is difficult for black employees to take additional training and education classes that would assist in making them more competitive. * A black employee was demoted back to an hourly employee after working his way up to a salaried manufacturing engineer position when his mentor left prompting him to leave * Propco contends it can find qualified minority candidates to fill their positions * Propco has a summer internship program for minority college students * Their grade point averages are solid B’s and none of them are hired on permanently with the company even though they get superior ratings on their summer performance.
Case #4. Diversity in the workplace 13. To improve Propco’s effectiveness of its efforts to increase workforce diversity there are several steps that can be taken. Even though the company participates