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Racial Stereotypes in the Workplace

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Constantine Ihearahu

on 7 December 2015

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Transcript of Racial Stereotypes in the Workplace

What is a Stereotype
The impact at work
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Addressing the issue
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Addressing the issue
Stereotypes are characteristics ascribed to groups of people involving gender, race, national origin and other factors. These characteristics tend to be oversimplifications of the groups involved,
Respect and appreciate others’ differences. Imagine if people looked and acted the same. It would be boring!
Consider what you have common with other people — lots more than you think.
Avoid making assumptions or creating labels.
Develop empathy for the others. Try to walk in their shoes.
Educate yourself about different cultures and groups.
Discouraged Workers

Workers that quit

High Employee turnover and absenteeism

Poor employee performance


Hinders communication

Harder to Hire qualified applicants

Lost sales and customers

Poor employee morale


Schedule meetings with supervisors and managers to discuss ways they can prevent employee stereotyping within their departments.

Reassign work groups

Establish workplace affinity groups

Refrain from forcing employees to embrace diversity in the workplace.
Better Leadership

Cultural Audits that allow businesses to examine cultural stereotypes

Implement workplace policies that discourage discrimination and stereotyping among employees.

Provide diversity training to employees, supervisors and managers.


Conny Ihearahu
Richi Saya
Racial Stereotypes in the Workplace
What can the business do ?
What can you do?
Interview Questions

In your opinion how can racial stereotyping affect a work environment?






It affects who you approach, Produces a lot of turnovers, and it is very dangerous it burdens the performance of others
Microaggressions: are brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial slights and insults towards people of color.”
Interview Questions
Have you ever been a victim of racial stereotyping in any job you ever had, if so how did you feel?
Caucasian Woman

No

African American Male

Yes
Cuban Woman

No
Interview Questions
How can a victim of stereotypes cope with the issue at work?
Education and communication is the key. Know your rights as an employee, understand the company policies pertaining to discrimination.
Interview Questions
If you were a manager of a diverse firm, what steps would you take to suppress discrimination?
Caucasian Woman

Professional Development


African American Male

Cultural competency workshops

Multi Ethnic Diversity Committee
Cuban Woman

Educate the workforce
Interview Questions
Do believe your name can impact whether or not you get hired?
All my candidates strongly believed that your name has a huge impact on whether or not you hired
Interview Questions
In your honest opinion what race endures the most stereotyping in the work force?
All my candidates believed that African Americans endure the most stereotypes in the work force
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