Managing Diversity in Corporate America

Author: Jefferson P. Marquis
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833044397
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Develops a fact-based approach to modeling diversity management in U.S. corporations, analyzes the strategies pursued by 14 large U.S. companies recognized for their diversity or human resource achievements, and compares a number of company characteristics. Firms recognized for diversity are distinguished by a core set of motives and practices, but best practices per se may not enable a company to achieve a high level of diversity.

Managing Diversity

Author: Michalle E. Mor Barak
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483386147
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Winner of the George R. Terry Book Award from Academy of Management and the Outstanding Academic Title Award from CHOICE Magazine Successful management of our increasingly diverse workforce is one of the most important challenges facing organizations today. In the Fourth Edition of her award-winning text, Managing Diversity, author Michàlle E. Mor Barak argues that inclusion is the key to unleashing the potential embedded in a multicultural workforce. This thoroughly updated new edition includes the latest research, statistics, policy, and case examples. A new chapter on inclusive leadership explores the diversity paradox and unpacks how leaders can leverage diversity to increase innovation and creativity for competitive advantage. A new chapter devoted to “Practical Steps for Creating an Inclusive Workplace” presents a four-stage intervention and implementation model with accompanying scales that can been used to assess inclusion in the workplace, making this the most practical edition ever.

The New Talent Acquisition Frontier

Author: Edna Chun
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1620360861
Format: PDF
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Awarded a Silver Medal in the category Human Resources and Employee Training from the 2014 Axiom Business Book Awards • Create the inclusive, high performance workforce needed to succeed in an increasing multicultural society and global marketplace • Learn how global organizations and leading professional associations develop integrated HR/diversity talent strategies, and the specific challenges they face • Get practical tools to assess integrated HR/diversity strategic planning, and see why organizations are not making more diversity progress • Develop specific performance indicators to track your progress in implementing synergistic HR/diversity approaches • Case studies of SHRM, federal and state government, global corporations, and higher education illustrate systematic, integrated HR/diversity efforts For HR professionals and leaders, chief diversity officers, line managers, and executives in the private and public sectors and higher education, this book presents a systematic approach to integrating HR practices and strategic diversity initiatives to create the inclusive, high performance workforce that every enterprise and institution needs to succeed in an increasingly multicultural society and global marketplace. The authors’ point of departure is that talent is the primary strategic asset necessary for organizational survival and success in a demographically diversifying and globally interconnected world. Organizations seeking to attain their full potential in this new talent frontier must optimize their human capital resources by the deliberate development of synergy between human resource (HR) and diversity programs. Failure to integrate and coordinate these two functions will erode organizational competitiveness, whether it is in developing new markets, products, programs, or services. As the first book to provide a concrete roadmap to integrated HR and diversity strategy, the authors identify two critical practices: talent management through the orchestration of HR and diversity programs to enhance organizational capability by unleashing, mobilizing, nurturing, and sustaining the contributions of a diverse and talented workforce; and talent sustainability through the close integration of HR and diversity to continuously develop systems, structures, processes, and a culture that heighten employee commitment, engagement, and inclusion. They further believe that there should be a commonality of practice across all types of organizations, and that each sector can learn from the others to accelerate its adaptation to today’s rapidly shifting national and global realities. Based on the most current research and on interviews with HR and diversity leaders in major organizations, this book provides the reader with concrete strategies and practical tools for implementing a successful and sustainable talent management program. It also addresses common barriers to the development of synergistic HR and diversity strategy, and how to overcome them. Given the evolutionary nature of the integration of HR and diversity, the authors present nine extensive case studies from all organizational sectors, as well as from the two leading Human Resource professional associations – the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) – to illustrate the dynamic intersection between HR and diversity practices.

Occasional Papers

Author: University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign campus). Graduate School of Library Science
Publisher:
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The Diversity Scorecard

Author: Edward Hubbard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136358315
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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'The Diversity Scorecard' is designed to provide step-by-step instructions, worksheets and examples to help diversity executives and managers analyze and track the impact of their diversity initiatives to mobilize the organization for strategic culture change. Diversity is not a program; it is a systemic process of organizational change that requires measurement for organizational improvement and success. Measuring the progress and results of diversity initiatives is a key strategic requirement to demonstrate its contribution to organizational performance. Diversity executives, professionals and managers know they must begin to show how diversity is linked to the bottom-line in hard numbers or they will have difficulty maintaining funds, gaining support, and obtaining resources to generate progress. Many organizations collect some type of diversity-related data today, even if it focuses only on Affirmative Action statistics. "The Diversity Scorecard" focuses on tools and techniques to make sure diversity professionals are collecting and measuring the right type of data that will help ensure the organization"s success both now and in the future. This book helps the reader spend some time thinking about what they currently measure and adding new measures to a database to track progress towards their diversity vision. The basic premises of this book are that it is important to develop measures that focus on the past, present, and future; and that measures need to consider the needs of the organization"s diverse workforce, its work climate, diverse customers, the community, and shareholders. Part I of "The Diversity Scorecard" identifies the need for diversity measurement highlighting a business case for diversity and providing an introduction to diversity measurement. Part II of the book outlines the diversity return on investment (DROI) process taking you through step-by-step processes and techniques. Part III teaches you how to use measures in six key categories - Diversity Leadership Commitment, Workforce Profile Representation, Workplace Climate, Learning & Growth, Diverse Customer / Community Partnerships, and Financial Impact - to build a diversity scorecard that is aligned and linked with the business strategy of the organization. Finally, in Part IV, Dr. Hubbard discusses implementation issues involving strategic change procedures and techniques to avoid the pitfalls inherent in a diversity-based cultural transition process.

Global Diversity Management

Author: Mustafa Ozbilgin
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137334363
Format: PDF, Docs
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Global Diversity Management provides a rigorous and methodological toolkit for assessing diversity management techniques and strategies. The multi-layered and multi-level global approach contextualizes the issues and provides a comprehensive understanding of diversity management as a whole. Grounded in original empirical research and firmly linked to best-practice strategies, this is a benchmark text for the study of equality. Key features: • Fully updated new edition provides a comprehensive real-world perspective of diversity in competitive organizations. • A wide range of international case studies brings the subject to life. • Blends state of the art theoretical discussions with empirical evidence. This book is the ideal companion for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying diversity management, as well as practitioners, researchers and scholars in the field.