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Biographical Characteristics in Organizational Behavior

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Ayana Ranie Acotina

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Transcript of Biographical Characteristics in Organizational Behavior

Diversity in Organizations
AGE
Performance
belief that it declines with age
"WORKFORCE IS AGING
older workers represent a huge potential pool of high-quality applicants.
-company believes that older workers have a strong work ethic, many skills, and job knowledge that they can share with younger co-workers.
U.S. federal law prohibits employers from discriminating against employees based on their religion, but still is an issue of OB
RELIGION
GENDER
Misconceptions
satisfaction and performance/productivity
Biographical Characteristics
Diversity in Organizations
presented by:
ACOTINA, Ayana Ranie C.

Race and Ethnicity
DISABILITY
RACE
the biological heritage people use to identify themselves.
ETHNICITY
the additional set of cultural characteristics.
Since 1990 when the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed, the U.S. workforce has seen a rapid increase of individuals with disabilities.
SEXUAL ORIENTATION and GENDER IDENTITY
BIOGRAPHICAL
CHARACTERISTICS
DISCRIMINATION
employee productivity/performance
absence
turnover
satisfaction
Biographical Characteristics
Absenteeism
avoidable vs. unavoidable
age and job satisfaction
PRODUCTITY
TURNOVERS
Motherhood
absenteeism and turnover
"WOMEN are more agreeable and willing to conform to authority, whereas MEN are more aggressive and more likely to have expectations of success.
People favor employees with the
same race when dealing with
evaluations, raises, and promotions
Absenteeism and Turnover
Performance
Turnover & Absenteeism
Hiring
less likely hired
lower ratings for resume's that mentioned a disability
Islam
greatest religious diversity issue in U.S.
Muslim religion
"Dear Terrorist"
Religious beliefs
TREATMENT
IBM
"we believe that having strong transgender and gender identification policies is a natural extension of corporate culture.
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