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Diversity in Organizations

Biographical Characteristics and Implementing Diversity Management Strategies

Alexandra Carron

on 13 September 2010

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Transcript of Diversity in Organizations

Diversity in
Organizations Discrimination Biographical Characteristics employee productivity/performance
satisfaction Age Performance
belief that it declines with age
huge pool of older applicants
Ex: Home Depot
outlawed mandatory retirement Turnover
pension Absenteeism
avoidable vs. unavoidable Satisfaction
professionals and nonprofessionals Race and Ethnicity Disability Religion Sexual Orientation
and Gender Identity Implementing Diversity Management Strategies People favor employees with the same race when dealing with evaluations, raises, and promotions African Americans compared to Whites Absenteeism and Turnover Since 1990 when the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed, the U.S. workforce has seen a rapid increase of individuals with disabilities. Performance Hiring
less likely hired
lower ratings for resume's that mentioned a disability Turnover & Absenteeism Diversity at Loyola Thank You! U.S. federal law prohibits employers from discriminating against employees based on their religion, but still is an issue of OB Islam
greatest religious diversity issue in U.S.
Muslim religion
"Dear Terrorist" Religious beliefs
conservative Jews Differing views on Sexual Orientation in workforce Domestic-partner benefits
many Fortune 500 companies- Ex: American Express, Motorola, and Walmart
some firms against it- Ex: Nissan, Nestle, Rubbermaid Transgender
new beneficial policies
Ex: IBM- believes the policies are a natural extension of corporate culture Diversity Management- the process and programs by which managers make everyone more aware of and sensitive to the needs and differences of others Fairness and Objectivity Diverse Workplaces
people ultimately prefer an organization that values diversity Diversity in Groups Workforce programs encouraging diversity
3 distinct components
Ex: Nissan Diversity Programs
Ex: RDL (Retail Leadership Development) Program NASCAR
drive for diversity Abercrombie & Fitch Sued
for Religious Discrimination The Women's Initiative at Deloitte Chapter Overview Gender Misconceptions
satisfaction and performance/productivity Motherhood
absenteeism and turnover Discrimination Example of Discrimination with Characteristics discussed
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