Whirlpool Corporation 2000 North M-63, MD-2002 Diversity Leadership Benton Harbor, MI 49022 Mark Q. McLane Phone: (269) 923-3335 Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion E-mail: Campus_Recruiting@Whirlpool.com www.whirlpoolcareers.com Employment Contact Jeff Beavers Locations Director, Global University Relations Benton Harbor, MI (Global HQ) Comerio, Italy • New Delhi • São Paulo • Experienced Hire Contact Shanghai Kristen Weirick Director, Recruiting & Employment The Stats Employees 2007 Global: 73,682 2006 Global: 73,416 Revenue 2007 Global: $19.4 billion 2006 Global: $18.1 billion Recruiting Do you have any special outreach efforts directed to encourage minority students and graduates to consider your firm? Please list the schools/types of schools at which you • Hold a reception for minority students recruit. • Conferences: SWE, NSBE, NSHMBA, NBMBA (national and • Ivy League schools: Harvard regional conferences) • Other private schools: Duke University, Northwestern University, • Advertise in minority student association publication(s) or other University of Chicago, University of Notre Dame minority-focused publications • Public state schools: Arizona State University, Georgia Institute of • Participate in/host minority student job fair(s) or other minority- Technology, Indiana University, Miami University–Ohio, Michigan focused job events State University, Ohio State University, Oklahoma State University, • Sponsor minority student association events Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, Texas A&M • Firm’s employees participate on career panels at school University, University of Colorado, University of Florida, University • Outreach to leadership of minority student organizations of Georgia, University of Illinois, University of Iowa, University of • Scholarships or intern/fellowships for minority students Maryland, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of North Carolina, University of Tennessee, University of What activities does the firm undertake to attract Wisconsin, Western Michigan University minority and women employees? • Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs): Clark Atlanta • Partner programs with women and minority associations University, Florida A&M University, North Carolina State University • Participate at minority job fairs • Seek referrals from other employees 714 Vault/INROADS Guide to Corporate Diversity Programs • 2009 Edition Whirlpool Corporation • Utilize online job services • Develop our members professionally and personally • Celebrate and embrace Hispanic and Latin American Cultures Do you use executive recruiting/search firms to seek to identify new diversity hires? Activities: Yes. • Business • Drive results to the Bottom line. Internships and Co-ops • Translations (Spanish—Portuguese) • Recruiting Activities/Professional Development Length of Internship Program: Nine to 12 weeks • Community Length of Co-op Assignment: 12 to 16 weeks • Latin Festival/Migrant Project Percentage of interns/co-ops who receive offers for full-time • Hispanic College Day/School Mentoring program employment: 75 percent Web site for internship and co-op information: • Education www.whirlpoolcareers.com/campus Application Deadlines: January 15th to March 15th • Spanish—Portuguese Classes /Hispanic Heritage Month Available Opportunities: • Internal education about our culture • Communications internship (bachelor’s) • Social • Consumer and appliance care internship (bachelor’s) • Engineering internship/co-op (bachelor’s, master’s) • Bingo de Mayo/Summer Picnic/Ice skating/Happy • Finance internship (bachelor’s, MBA) hours • Human resources internship (bachelor’s, master’s, MBA) • Volleyball and Soccer tournaments • Information systems internship (bachelor’s) PRIDE Network • Logistics internship (bachelor’s) • Manufacturing internship (bachelor’s) The Whirlpool Pride Network provides professional and social • Marketing internship (MBA) support for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight • Procurement internship (bachelor’s) ally employees of Whirlpool Corporation. The network creates • Sales internship (bachelor’s) and fosters a work environment that is both inclusive and accepting, and where GLBT employees are treated with Exciting internships are throughout Whirlpool Corporation, with equality and dignity. Our primary objective is to become the many opportunities available at Whirlpool’s global headquarters employer of choice for GLBT and affirming employees. located in SW Michigan. Whirlpool’s global headquarters are located just 90 minutes from the Chicago Loop on Lake Michigan, Activities: in one of the nation’s top-10 beach communities. • Sponsor of Out & Equal Workplace Advocates and Lambda Legal Interns gain practical experience within key job functions and have • Sponsor and community partner with local Out & Affirmation first-hand access to senior leaders and managers throughout the Center company. Through a summer seminar series, manufacturing tours, • Annual training and development/speaker workshops sports leagues, networking events, bus trips, and community • Ongoing partnership with human resources for new hire volunteer projects, Whirlpool interns also get firsthand insight into orientation the World of Whirlpool and what makes the company the No. 1 • Internal web site for social and organizational resources and, news global appliance manufacturing company. • Partnership with CARES, local community AIDS/HIV organization • Ongoing GLBT advertising through the KitchenAid brand Affinity Groups Young Professionals Network (YP!) A network of more than 600 young professionals (ages 20 to Whirlpool Hispanic Network 35), which provides weekly opportunities for professional Vision—Drive, Develop & Celebrate! growth and development, community involvement, volunteer activities, mentoring, social events, networking, sports • Drive Whirlpool Corporation’s successful implementation of our enterprise leadership agenda 715 Vault/INROADS Guide to Corporate Diversity Programs • 2009 Edition Whirlpool Corporation recreation, entertainment, recruiting and outreach, and career Whirlpool African American Network advancement. Objectives: Whirlpool Asian Community • Aid in the attraction and retention of diverse talent to ensure Mission: Promote Asian culture and heritage, provide professional that we have a company that is positioned to create loyal development opportunities for WAC members, assist in recruiting customers for life in all of our markets talent, and support Whirlpool Corporation’s success and • Mentor young people within our local communities to profitability in the global market. U.S. membership is 300+. increase the number of children graduating high school and attending college Activities: • Provide a social outlet and support for each other • Professional development seminars and workshops Activities: • Business and innovation training and development • Community and social events • Professional Development • Network projects • Innovation sessions • Efficacies for people of color The Women’s Network • Project focus for junior high and high school students Mission: Empower and enrich members’ lives by becoming • Robot building competition more engaged within Whirlpool Corporation and the • College preparation workshops for youth surrounding community. • Summer cookout • Jazz Night Areas of Impact: • Business alignment—Engage employees in Whirlpool’s strategic goals and objectives by providing professional and Entry-Level Programs/Full- personal learning opportunities. Time Opportunities/Training • Communications—Increase awareness of TWN through Programs communications. Develop a TWN “brand.” • Community partnership—Develop a community outreach Length of Programs: Three to five years (flexible with program. Align TWN with relevant external organizations to minimum of three rotations) facilitate networking and learning opportunities. Application Deadlines: November 15th • Employee engagement—Schedule and facilitate meaningful Web site: www.whirlpoolcareers.com/campus events to improve employee satisfaction an increase membership. Available Opportunities: Native American Network • Brand portfolio leadership development program (MBA) Vision: To celebrate and educate Whirlpool on Native • Consumer and appliance care leadership development program American cultures, contributions and barriers. (bachelor’s)—Includes fully-paid MBA degree at Michigan State University Activities: • Finance leadership development program (bachelor’s, MBA)— • Host a Harvest Celebration in honor of Native American Global assignments and rotations available Indians • Global information systems leadership development program • Become a resource for Whirlpool to identify business/vendor (bachelor’s) opportunities with Native American businesses • Global supply chain leadership development program • Partner with the Red Feather Organization to help provide (bachelor’s)—Global assignments available housing to Native American reservations • Human resources leadership development program (bachelor’s, • Champion Native American colleges and individuals for master’s, MBA)—Global assignments and rotations available Whirlpool’s talent pool system • Manufacturing leadership development program (bachelor’s)— • Partner with HR to mentor each member within the network Opportunities available throughout the U.S. and identify opportunities for growth and development • “Real Whirled” sales development program (bachelor’s)—Eight- week training program for field sales and key account managers; Opportunities available throughout the U.S. • Whirlpool engineering rotational leadership development program (bachelor’s, master’s)—Global assignments and 716 Vault/INROADS Guide to Corporate Diversity Programs • 2009 Edition Whirlpool Corporation rotations available; Fully paid technical graduate engineering Does the committee and/or diversity leader degree for top performers establish and set goals or objectives consistent with management’s priorities? Yes. Strategic Plan and Diversity Leadership Has the firm undertaken a formal or informal diversity program or set of initiatives aimed at increasing the diversity of the firm? How does the firm’s leadership communicate the Yes, formal. The office of diversity and the diversity networks importance of diversity to everyone at the firm? partner with Whirlpool Corporation’s talent acquisition group to Whirlpool Corporation employs all communications vehicles provide guidance in the development and deployment of our available to continue to communicate our commitment to diversity, diversity recruiting strategy on an annual basis. Talent acquisition inclusion and employee engagement, ranging from the employee also relies on the resources of the diversity networks to actively intranet, diversity network newsletters, senior leader lead participate in university recruiting activities. mentoring meeting groups, town hall meetings, business reviews, etc. How often does the firm’s management review the firm’s diversity progress/results? Who has primary responsibility for leading Monthly. diversity initiatives at your firm? Mark Q. McLane, director global diversity and inclusion. How is the firm’s diversity committee and/or firm management held accountable for achieving Does your firm currently have a diversity results? committee? Senior leadership compensation is tied directly to the Yes. achievement of annual diversity, inclusion and engagement goals. If yes, please describe how the committee is structured, how often it meets, etc. Whirlpool corporation’s diversity council is comprised of the Retention & Professional diversity network executive sponsors, who are also members of Development the top-100 global leaders at Whirlpool, and each of the diversity network leads. The council meets on a quarterly basis, and the leadership of the diversity networks meet on a monthly basis. How do 2007 minority and female attrition rates These monthly operations meetings provides an opportunity for generally compare to those experienced in the best practice sharing across networks and provides the diversity prior year period? council with up-to-date information on the new initiatives related Lower than in prior years. to Whirlpool’s diversity and inclusion strategy. Please identify the specific steps you are taking to If yes, does the committee’s representation include one reduce the attrition rate of minority and women or more members of the firm’s management/executive employees. committee (or the equivalent)? • Develop and/or support internal employee affinity groups Yes. (e.g., minority or women networks within the firm) • Increase/review compensation relative to competition If yes, how many executives are on the • Increase/improve current work/life programs committee, and in 2007, what was the total • Work with minority and women employees to develop career number of hours collectively spent by the advancement plans committee in furtherance of the firm’s diversity • Strengthen mentoring program for all employees, including initiatives? How many employees are on the minorities and women committee, and how often does the committee • Professional skills development program, including minority convene in furtherance of the firm’s diversity and women employees initiatives? Total Executives on Committee: Eight along with seven employees who represent each of the seven diversity networks. 717 Vault/INROADS Guide to Corporate Diversity Programs • 2009 Edition Whirlpool Corporation Diversity Mission Statement Diversity and Inclusion is the bridge to every home … everywhere. “At Whirlpool, we best serve the unique needs or our customers through diverse, inclusive and engaged employees who truly reflect our global customer base.”—Jeff Fettig, Chairman and CEO Whirlpool Corporation 718
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