Diversity in the Workplace

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Diversity in the Workplace

Table of Contents
Introduction 1

Importance of Diversity 1-2

Avoiding Discrimination EEO 2-4

Affirmative Action 4

Types of Diversity 4-5

Recruitment, Selection, Retention 5-6

Managing Diversity 7

Measuring Diversity 7-8

Inclusion 8-9

Conclusion 9

References i
Creating and Maintaining Diversity in the Workplace
Introduction:
Diversity is one of the most important aspects of an organization. According to Webster’s Dictionary, diversity is “the inclusion of different types of people (as people of different races or cultures) in a group or organization.” The effort must be put forth to create and maintain a diverse work environment. The process is not over at the hiring
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The example given was a company that the majority of customers were Hispanics. After the organization hired a Hispanic direct for that target market, profits increased drastically in less than one year. The director was able to have a better understanding of the needs of that specific market of customers. The diversity that different types of employees bring to the table can help an organization benefit both in the short and long term. Avoiding Discrimination EEO
One of the most important aspects that a company must focus on is to avoid any discriminating practices. Discrimination could cause a potential, current, or former employee to bring legal action against the organization. These types of lawsuits or accusations are costly in terms of time and money. There is a possibility for frivolous lawsuits to be brought about by disgruntled employees, but having direct practices and procedures in place to avoid discrimination could reduce this risk. An organization can avoid a bad reputation and lawsuits if all employees are engaged in non-discriminatory activities. Over the years, the United States Government has enacted laws and regulations. These were put into law to create consequences for those engaged in discrimination and protect those who have been discriminated against. During the 1960’s the U.S. government took huge leaps towards ending
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