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Copy of GCM wiki

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Diversity Women are Historically Suppressed & Have Had to Fight Many Battles for Equality & Communication Monica Short
Kami Kremer
Patrick Oiler
Asha Tandel MGMT 300-13 A Diverse Workforce is Good Business Practice for Corporations and Small Businesses The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Fair Labor Standards Act
Equal Pay Act of 1963
ADA Laws Stereotypes Inhibit Good Communication 59% of Women Currently Work or Actively Seeking a Job 66% of Women with Children Ages 17 or Younger, Work Full or Part Time Workers Over the Age of 55 Don't Contribute As Much As A Younger Employee People Are Living Longer and Are Able to Continue to Offer Good Service to Businesses Who is Disabled? "A person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment."
-"A Guide to Disability" ADA Disability 1/3 of the workforce is estimated to become disabled before they retire. As the workforce ages, that 1/3 will only increase in number "Disability Facts," 2009 The American Disabilities Act (ADA) Purpose: Prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability Applies to: Any person who has a disability or a relationship or association with a person who has a disability Discrimination against applicants/employees and employment
Asking about disabilities during the application process
Reasonable Accomodation Reasonable Accomodation Employers must make reasonable accomodations for disabilities unless it results in "undue hardship." How can we break down the barriers to communicating with people with disabilities? Ways to Ensure Effective Communication Education Non-Verbal Communication Verbal Communication Technological Aids Body Language/Cues Technology for the Hearing Impaired Sound Amplification Email Women are the Prime Caregivers in the Home and Cannot Dedicate Themselves to Work Men Receive Better Jobs and Pay Men Have Suffered the Most Job Losses Since the Recession Began in December 2007 Men: 4.75 Million Jobs Lost Women: 1.66 Million Jobs Lost Older Employees Do Not Make Effective Workers -Bureau of Labor Statistics Age Discrimination Act of 1967
Businesses Should Protect the Greatest Assets: Older Employees Hispanics Work in Low Skilled, Low Paid Jobs Majority in California
30% of Hispanics Have Never Attended School
72% of Hispanics Have Less Than a High School Education Ethnicity in the Workplace Can Be a Communication Barrier People From Different Backgrounds and Ethnic Groups Tend to Struggle as Co-Workers Corporations and Small Businesses are Setting New Standards to Tackle the Issue of Ethnicity Does Race Influence Relationships with Colleagues? 12% of Non-Hispanic White Respondents
66% of Non-Hispanic Black Respondents Asked to Take on Certain Responsibilities Because of Race? 82% of Non-Hispanic Asian Respondents
81% of Non-Hispanic Black Respondents
17% of Non-Hispanic White Respondents Comfortable Communicating About Race and Ethnicity at Work? 37% of Non-Hispanic Asian Respondents
44% of Non-Hispanic Black Respondents
43% Hispanic/Latino Respondents
62% of Non-Hispanic White Respondents Settled a $40 million Lawsuit for Discrimination Against Minorities and Women A&F didn't distinguish any variations in advertising or hiring process
Distinguished the "A&F Look" which was a racially exclusive image
The few non-white employees that were hired worked in back stock rooms or other duties to keep out of public eye 15% of Job Discrimination Cases Were Won 1979-2006
51% of All Other Civil Cases Were Won Recent Job Discrimination Cases Have Been Less Triumphant Is Diversity a Public Necessity in Schools and the Workforce? Is Giving Racial Preference the Only Way to Attain Diversity? Sexual Orientation and Sexual Identity Protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act Employers are Obligated to Make All Employees Feel Comfortable A Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT) employee could feel stressed or forced to hide identity. LGBT employees could feel ostracized and performance could decline and team cohesiveness might fall apart. Training is essential. If not possible, then create a policy. Over 51 million Americans are disabled That's 18% of our population Title I: Jaws Software Can: Screenread
Interpret and type what is said
Scan and read documents aloud The Braille Note makes it
possible for the blind to: Read Documents
Surf the Web
Prepare Documents Technology for the
Vision Impaired If we don't enable disabled workers to
communicate effectively, we set them up for failure. Build Awareness Educate Employees Provide Opportunities Wells Fargo Teams Up With the NGLCC to Honor LGBT Business Owners Social Class and Education Finding employment is changing. Workers can no longer expect to work their way up through a company.
This greatly limits the potential for advancement of workers who lack formal education.
Obtain higher education
People are spending more time in school and moving directly into management Education Effect What effect the salary can make due to education Difference between those with higher degrees opposed to those without diplomas Salaries Bachelors Degree: College graduates earn almost twice as much during their working years when compared with those who receive only a high school diploma.
Workers 25 years and older with a bachelor’s degree earned an average of $59,635 a year
Employees with master's degrees make an average of $70,559,
Those with doctoral degrees earned an average of $95,785
Professional degrees earned an average of $121,340 Worth the Investment? Currently 2 million graduates are unemployed
22% less to hire this year after graduation
Escalating cost of higher education
College graduates have jumped more than 4.3 percent in the past year. Simple Changes Could be Huge Benefits: Changing Terminology Instead of "husband or "wife" change to "partner"
(Employers have adapted to the sensitivity for employees by changing "Christmas Party" to "Holiday Party") "Diversity is not only good policy, it's good business." -John Stumpf, CEO Wells Fargo Employers' Duties How does Education Tie into Diversity? Education level is a diversifying factor in the workplace
Education continues to diversify the workplace as more people receive higher education and make a more prominent impact on society Diversity Can Fall Under These Major Categories: Different Races
Nationality
Religious Background What is Diversity? Diversity is the understanding and valuing the characteristics and beliefs of those who demonstrate a wide range of characteristics. This includes ethnic and racial backgrounds, age, physical and cognitive abilities, family status, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religious and spiritual values, and geographic location. Salaries High School Diploma Education Diversity contributes to the bottom line by making it easier to retain good employees, lowering costs by developing skills in-house, and developing a reputation that helps attract new employees with various backgrounds. Salaries Employers use diplomas and degrees as a way to screen applicants bri is awesome
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