Professor Vlatka Hlupic, Professor in Business and Management, was quoted in HR Magazine about Uber’s announcement to tie executive bonuses to diversity targets.

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Uber have recently announced that some of their executive bonuses are being tied to a diversity policy that sets a target to increase the number of women in senior roles to 35 per cent and to raise the number of under-represented employees at mid-level and above by 2022.

Discussing her doubts about the newly revealed policy, Professor Vlatka Hlupic commented on the matter: “Imposed diversity targets don’t work, especially long term”.  

Professor Hlupic warns that though this may provide good statistics and extra bonuses for executives in the short-term, this is not an authentic way to improve diversity. 

“Genuine desire for diversity needs to be embedded in all mind sets across all levels in an organisation; it has to be part of organisational DNA, it has to be part of the recruitment process across all levels – bottom up and top down. Nurturing talent and diversity should be authentic, not just a part of bonus incentives.”

Read the full article on HR Magazine’s website.
 

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