Xerox

The Wilson Rule

Challenge

Attain a pool of diverse applicants to be considered for management and professional level positions throughout the corporation.

Actions

The Xerox Wilson Rule marks enhanced efforts to increase the representation of minorities and women in management and senior-level professional positions. The Rule requires that women and minorities be among the final pool of qualified candidates for open management and senior-level professional positions in the US Outside the US, women must be considered among the final pool of qualified candidates for the same management and senior-level professional positions.

At the heart of the Wilson Rule is our commitment to recruiting and presenting a diverse applicant pool for a hiring manager's consideration when filling management and professional-level positions. We expect all hiring managers to adopt the spirit of the Wilson Rule.

Over a half-century ago, Joseph C. Wilson, the first CEO of modern Xerox and a champion of equal opportunity, made a commitment that diversity would be part of our company's value system. Through the diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, we gain the benefit of different ways of looking at our business, leading to innovative breakthroughs for our customers and more engaging work for our people.

Outcomes

Global: Year-end 2016

  • 32% female executives.
  • 32% females in management.
  • 31% females on our Board of Directors.
  • 32% female employees.

US: Year-end 2016

  • 37% female executives & senior management.
  • 60% female employees.
  • 48% minority employees.

Diversity and inclusion is an essential part of the Xerox culture. Through diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, we gain the benefit of different ways of looking at our business, leading to innovative breakthroughs for our customers and more engaging work for our people. The Wilson rule is a critical enabler in our efforts. Our goal is to find the best candidate for every role, and we want to be sure we open the aperture and consider a broad and diverse group of candidates.

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