Some of the initiatives which have been undertaken within the organization are; working from home or part-time jobs are being offered to the ageing workforce (Barling 2002). In addition, all the workers are covered by medical insurance whether full-time or part time and the firm encourages all the workers to lead a healthy lifestyle in the firm. According to the data of 2010, the firm had to bear a cost of 80 million dollars per year for insuring all the part-time workers up to an extent of 8000 US dollar per year (Haight 2006).
Diversity of the Workforce
In order to promote diversity amongst its workforce, Apple Inc. has taken all the essential steps and to ensure the existence of heterogeneous workforce. This is ensured by setting up partnership with different organizations; they have partnerships with National society of Hispanics MBAs, National Black MBAs and society of Women Engineers (Larwood 2001). Diversity is rendered by these type of organizations and render the mix of employees with diverse set of workforce. It is believed by Apple Inc. that one of the crucial task to execute a successful corporate culture is to have a diversity in workforce. In order broaden the abilities of the employees and to make them multitask oriented, many of the firms adopt a cross functional activities. In Apple Inc. most of the mangers stated that they were asked to perform cross functional activities which were different from their working zone.
In conclusion, it would be correct to state that so as to ensure that the performance in the firm is very effective and efficient it is necessary to ensure diversity in the workforce. In multinational firms like Apple Inc. diversity is ensured by means of partnership with various institutes and taking in several other measures to ensure the same. It is being widely accepted by different firms across the globe that diversity in the workforce enables an overall growth of the workforce which in a way improves their contribution towards the firm. Apple Inc. also takes into consideration the issue of ageing workforce seriously and undertakes measures to deal with the same.