Importance Of Selection Measures And Performance Management Practices

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Introduction In today’s business world, there is an increasing trend of diversification. Diversity contributes a multitude of benefits to an organization’s success and competitiveness. Even though many companies fully understand the advantages of being a diverse organization, they still subconsciously or intentionally engage in practices that may lead to discrimination in the workplace. In this paper, we will take a close look at diversity and discrimination separately, and provide valid answers to the following two focus questions: first, what types of selection measures and performance management practices tend to have the most adverse impact?; and second, what can organizations do to mitigate this problem? These questions encourage thoughts and brainstorming surrounding diversity and discrimination in the workplace. It is extremely important in our increasingly connected world for companies to do everything in their power to mitigate and eliminate discrimination in their policies and practices. Diversity Before we dig deeper into this topic, we need to carefully discuss the definition of diversity. Diversity, by itself, can mean many different things depending on the context of the situation. Its definition ranges from “the state or fact of being different” to “a variety of perspectives”. Although diversity has several meanings, the important point to remember is that it indicates a point of difference. Broadly, diversity refers to points of difference between
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