Title

Diversity in the Workplace: Its Impact and Implications for Human Resource Management

Document Type

Thesis

Publication Date

1995

Advisor

Wendy Klepetar

Abstract

With the changing demographics in today's labor force, employers are now faced with new challenges in the workplace. The issue of recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce has become both an issue and a challenge for Human Resource departments. The demographics of the labor force are changing with increasing numbers of women and people of color entering the labor market.

Training and development is one of the areas that has seen the most impact through increased levels of diversity in organizations. Through development of diversity training programs, Human Resource departments will be able to impact corporate culture, recruitment, compensation, and the performance of the organization diverse workforce. Companies that address the changing demographics of their labor force will remain competitive in today's market. Diverse employees bring new ideas to the organization which aid in creative problem solving and development of new ideas. The secret to successful diversity management is commitment by the organization to create and maintain a work environment which fosters respect and growth for all employees.

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