To overcome the inefficient implementation of the E&D policies in organisations the board along with the HR department needs to embed strategies to achieve the objectives and promote a diverse and fair workforce. A business strategy is a set of mentoring principles when adapted in an organisation that leads to decision making and therefore a strategy is defined as the way the people in an organisation make decisions and allocate resources in order to achieve a specific goals and objectives (Watkins 2007). Citing an example of a famous organisation ‘pwc’, it has instilled the corporate sustainability strategy to help create sustainable future by adapting skills, voice and relationships to create a positive change in the world (pwc, 2011-2015). Speaking of the ‘Hard’ and ‘Soft’ Models of HRM which propose contradictory views of the kind of business strategy to be adopted by an employer, the former emphasises on HR policies directed towards organisational objectives rather than development of HR and the latter focusing on HR as a valued asset and a source of competitive advantage, implementing policies enhancing skills development to attain high commitment, adaptability and competence (Gill 1999). Studies argue that a short-term strategy is only successful in case of positive discrimination, a recent US experience where affirmative action schemes include only positive or affirmative action evidently lead to a backlash (Kirton & Greene 2010). A strategy
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Business environments today display diversity, a numerical composition that reflects different kinds of people, such as men and women of different ethnic origins, educational experiences, and professional backgrounds (Beamish, Morrison, Inkpen, & Rosenzweig, 2003). A vast amount of organizations are emulating a diverse workforce. Fair treatment of employees is the responsibility of the human resource management team within a firm. Footsteps of past generations are the facilitating mechanism allowing today’s generation to participate in a safe and fair workplace. Specific rules and regulations assist in equal employment opportunities for every employee. The Equal Employment
Now on to the requirement for the Board of Ed Policy. First let’s focus on the 1st part of the policy that says that the material must, “enrich and support the curriculum”. From my understanding the curriculum is based on the three questions, what is the impact of the legacy of slavery on America?, How has/is justice implemented in America?, How does change happen in this government? The book doesn’t focus on the third question, so I’ll talk about the 1st and 2nd questions. While the book does talk a lot about the fight for Civil Rights, our class, (which may be different than some other classes), doesn’t go that into detail about lynching, except for the Murder of Emmett Till. The book does, however, show the impact of slavery on America
The scope of the programme is to address recruitment, training, policy, awareness and behaviour. Develop a recruitment strategy that promotes workplace diversity. Provide training to all employees about unfair employment practices and laws that prohibit discrimination in the workplace. Develop a written organization policy that addresses discrimination in the workplace. In addition to training all employees on diversity at the workplace, include continuous awareness in the workplace that relates to all types of discrimination in the workplace. Overall the importance for the programme to be a success, the leaders of the organization have to demonstrate behaviours that eliminate discrimination in the workplace.
Legislation has reduced discrimination and open doors for minorities by putting in place EEO and AA these are programs both designed to promote social equity through different methods. Treating all individual in the employers communicate their commitments to EEO to prospective application in the form of an EEO policy statement. Legislation has put in place and policy that is referred to proactive efforts on the part of an employer to address the effects to past discrimination when the EEO efforts alone will not suffice. The most rent development in the challenge to achieve social equity is Diversity Management it's more distinct from AA and EEO in that its primary goals is to ensure that individual will work in harmoniously no matter what their
Society relies on the criminal justice system to maintain order within communities and to maintain a safe environment for community members. Society expects the criminal justice system to provide justice by separating the guilty from the innocent, to incapacitate dangerous individuals, to promote deterrence to law-breaking individuals, and to rehabilitate offenders. An important expectation of the criminal justice system is to provide fair and just consequences to criminal offenders and assist the offenders with reintegrating into society. Some of the expectations of the criminal justice system are not met
As a Human Resource Manager, the understanding of the Equal Employment Opportunity laws are initially overwhelming, due to the amount of information dedicated to the subject. However, it is vitally important to comprehend and apply these laws to any organization, in order to avoid claims or litigation. Companies need to educate management to “take reasonable care to prevent and promptly correct discrimination and establish anti-discrimination policies” (SHRM, 2014). The EEOC is not out to get employers, but was “established to administer and enforce the Civil Rights Act at work” (Dessler, 2015, p. 28). Successful compliance with EEOC law ultimately depends on authentic and dedicated belief in the capabilities and value of each individual and cultivates a diverse and sincerely non-discriminating workplace. In my view, the core of this and other civil rights law finds its origins in the biblical worldview, that all men are created equal in the sight of God and are bestowed with unique gifts and abilities. Our law points to the gift of God that we live in a nation dedicated on protecting what God has created.
Encourage diversity and eliminate unfair treatment and discrimination through a full range of human resource and contracting policies and procedures. This applies not just to areas of internal recruitment, training and development and promotion, but also in monitoring adherence to the equality and diversity legislation and promoting the same to our suppliers and contractors.
The purpose of this briefing paper is to provide supporting information to compliment the group discussion at the CIPD branch conference attended by students and other CIPD professionals across all areas of organisations and levels of competency. The paper aims to explain the role of HR and the link to business management across the different organizational sectors, including an explorative approach to the context of contemporary business, equality and diversity, environmental, technical and governmental developments and its impact on modern business initiatives. Furthermore this paper will examine how these initiatives differ according to sectors in relation business profit, methods of analyzing performance and the influence of HR
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Affirmative Action and Diversity are key concepts of public human resources management in the United States. Human Resource Managers must pay careful attention to these concepts and their values in order to keep their work place compliant, positive and free of controversy. One has to understand the values, history and laws that have shaped each of these concepts. This essay will attempt to briefly outline each concept, divulge briefly into their formation and project their evolution in the future based on the author
When talking about equality opportunities implemented by companies, we can make a differentiation between two different models, the liberal and the radical one.
A Policy and Procedure Manual is a vital to the efficiency, morale, and all overall productivity of any company. This manual informs the employees of the company’s vision and purpose and the steps needed to incorporate that vison into their everyday duties and tasks; therefore, producing continuity and efficiency within the company by eliminating confusion and empowering the employees with knowledge and a sense of belonging and pride. The company’s mission, strategy, and vision are married to a successful system of policies and procedures, thus creating a foundation for a lucrative an efficient business with employees that are equipped, informed, and happy.
Organisations have sought out to have a more diverse workforce, as it is claimed to increase organisational effectiveness. A team with individuals from different social group, personalities, values and beliefs, and etcetera, when managed well, can be an asset to the organisation. More often than not, there will be some sort of discrimination in the workplace, especially with a very diverse workforce. Therefore, with proper training and benefits to ensure the development of these employees, and legislation and policy to ensure equality and reduce discrimination within the workforce, it can drive competitive advantage and organisational profit. When looking at diversity in the workforce, the business case and the moral case justification are often necessary. The following paragraphs will talk more about the business case and moral case, and the linkages between them, as well as the theories and conceptual frameworks for the business and moral cases justification for diversity management in organisations.
During 2006, the first part of Alan’s plan was to convince bankers into giving Ford Motor Company billions of dollars to complete this company overhaul. Once they were provided with the right amount of money, the plan was able to be executed. With this plan came a timeline; by the year 2009, the company planned to have the ‘One Ford’ mission in action and to see production increase. Because of such a short timeline, HRD was ultimately involved throughout the entire process. As part of the company’s “One Team” approach, certain areas of the plan are discussed and analyzed to examine if anything can be improved; this is accomplished by using everyone in the company. Employees are able to share how they feel about certain areas of their work and give their opinions on how certain things should change or stay the same; after everything is examined, the leaders of the company are the ones held responsible and accountable for making the changes, if any, to whatever was examined (Ford Motor Company, 2010). During this process, new strategies can also be provided by using the employee’s opinions and assessments of their strengths and weaknesses. This ultimately shows the use of human resource development as part of the company’s competitive strategy. Without the employees understanding how to complete their job correctly, the company would plunder. Thus, the company makes
Equality an opportunity in UK is the way to solve equality and diversity in organisation that refer to the legal framework developed in 1970s and 1980s and translated into employee legislation (Iles, 2011 p.24). Part of it is originated from US experiences but have several differences such as age discrimination and affirmative action (Liff, 1997).
Strategic HR responsibilities surpass transactional duties. These responsibilities have to do with an ongoing support of the organizational long-term goals. This is where “strategy meets the market place” so that when “the economy moves from recession to recovery” the company is prepared to move with it (Cascio, 2005). The Strategic HR process looks ahead using organizational strategy as the guideline to building organizational readiness.