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Managing Diversity Articles

Skin Tone Affects Job Chances
September 25 2017 - Colorism - discrimination based on skin color - has a significant effect on employment prospects.

The Grey Economy: The HR Benefits Of Hiring Older Workers
April 26 2017 - Many employers are still reluctant to hire people in their sixties, despite the fact that older workers can confer a wide array of benefits to a given workforce.

Male Leaders Judged More Harshly
June 5 2012 - Male leaders who make mistakes in what is perceived as a man's world are also judged more critically than a female leader.

Surface Diversity: Some Employees Subvert Diversity Programs
April 24 2012 - There is evidence to suggest that organizations are only achieving 'surface diversity' while key customer-facing staff such as servers are behaving in a racist way towards diners.

Gender Segregation
September 15 2010 - A study assesses the state of gender segregation in U.S. employment since the early 1970s.

Women, Networks And Negotiation
September 1 2010 - Informal support networks in the workplace are less advantageous to women employees in terms of career progression according to research led by Indiana University.

Understanding Generational Differences In The Workplace
August 14 2010 - Organizations that only consider age when addressing generational divisions in the workforce risk losing knowledge to retirements and higher staff turnover.

Sex-Based Discrimination
August 12 2010 - Gender harassment in the workplace has a negative impact on women’s physical and emotional health irrespective of whether it includes unwanted sexual attention.

Disabled Immigrants More Likely To Be Working
April 17 2010 - Immigrants with disabilities are more likely to be employed than a comparable group born in the USA.

Gender Inequality In Academic Researchers' Compensation
April 17 2010 - Women researchers in the life sciences still receive lower levels of compensation than their male equivalents, including those at higher academic and professional levels.

Gender Stereotyping
November 19 2009 - Management stereotypes are likely to evolve as more women assume leadership roles in the workforce.

Fluency: Leading in the Midst of Change
December 12 2008 - As 21st century leaders, you know that building, guiding, and sustaining truly diverse communities is tremendously difficult work.

Older Workers Feel Shut Out
August 26 2008 - A study by Age Lessons, a Chicago-based intergenerational consulting firm, has identified workplace '3 Rs' that are keeping older workers up at night.

Few Organizations Define Diversity
March 4 2008 - While organizations tend to believe that diversity in the workplace is important, only 30% have an agreed definition of 'diversity', according to a recent Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) report.

Appearance-based discrimination
January 21 2008 - A survey of people in a range of industries across the US found that 85 per cent of respondents believe that tattoos and body piercings reduce the chance of getting employment.

Affirmative Action
February 12 2007 - New research finds that affirmative action is still a highly contentious issue in American society with people typically opposing it either because they regard it as inherently unfair or simply because they are racist.

A Passion for Diversity
October 30 2006 - Simma Lieberman talks to successful people in the diversity field. They have a passion for diversity and they live their work. Whether or not they take their work home with them, their work is always driven by the values they live every day, and their lives are driven by the values they promote at work.

Diversity Training Doesn't Work
September 14 2006 - A new study shows that diversity training programs have failed to eliminate bias and increase the number of minorities in management, despite the fact that many corporations have spent increasing amounts of money on this area.

Pink Collar CEOs
September 14 2006 - A new study shows that twice as many women hold the top executive position in the Fortune 500 compared to five years ago.

Whites' racial identity
September 6 2006 - What whites think about their own race is the focus of an innovative national survey.

Black-White Achievement Gap
September 5 2006 - An in-class writing assignment designed to boost students' sense of identity and personal integrity reduced the achievement gap between African-American and non-minority students by 40 per cent.

Women's Careers Determined By Culture Not Biology
May 24 2006 - The diversity of today's workforce is a challenge to information-technology organizations with "one-size-fits-all" policies, especially when it comes to women employees.

Accounting Industry Fails to Inspire Black Accountants
February 21 2006 - Why do so few African Americans succeed in the accounting profession? A preliminary analysis of results from a survey conducted among members of the National Association of Black Accountants shows that race continues to impact the careers of people of color in the accounting profession.

Gender Sterotypes
October 1 2005 - Stereotypes of men as decisive and aggressive and of women as indecisive and gentle are 'alive and well' and influencing personnel decisions at large, private law firms

Trafficking in Trust: The Art and Science of Human Knowledge Networks
June 17 2005 - "I've come to realize that the only way to inspire change, stir activity, or get anything done at all is to explore the hidden world of social networks-"grey markets" of rights, riddles, and rituals", says Karen Stephenson.

Women are redefining power
March 15 2005 - The conventional belief is that women are often ambivalent about power, but a recent survey finds that the vast majority of businesswomen like power and actively pursue it.

Myth and the Baby Boomer
December 20 2004 - Baby boomers are popularly viewed as white suburbanites who protested the Vietnam War, but they also include children who came of age during the Reagan era.

Silicon Valley Women Discuss National Survey Results
August 13 2003 - "It's not about fixing women; it's about fixing the organizations that women work in. Companies need to deliver a sustained commitment to women from the top and rotate women to get line assignments."



Insider's Guide to Culture Change

Insider's Guide to Culture Change

Siobhan McHale
  The secret to the success or failure of any business boils down to its culture. From disengaged employees to underserved customers, business failures invariably stem from a culture problem.
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The HR Answer Book

The HR Answer Book: An Indispensable Guide for Managers and Human Resources Professionals

by Shawn A. Smith, Rebecca A. Mazin
  The HR Answer Book addresses 200 questions that every employer needs to deal with, from recruiting and hiring to discipline and termination, compensation and benefits to training and employee relations. Accessible and concise, this on-the-job companion offers expert guidance on all types of "people" issues.
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