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Diversity in Organizations: A Critical Examination

Diversity in Organizations: A Critical Examination (Paperback)

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Diversity in Organizations argues that ensuring a diverse workforce composition has tangible benefits for organizations. Rather than relying on touchy-feely arguments, Herring and Henderson present compelling evidence that directly links diversity to the bottom line. Readers will learn: * How and why diversity is related to business performance * The impact of diversity training programs on productivity, business performance and promotions * The biggest mistakes in diversity management, and how to avoid them * What can be done to make diversity initiatives more effective and politically palatable * How to measure success in diversity initiatives in rigorous, non-technical ways to achieve desired results Presented accessibly, without shying away from the contentious aspects of diversity, the book also provides concrete advice and guidance to those who seek to implement diversity programs and initiatives in their organizations, and to make their companies more competitive. Students taking classes in diversity, human resource management, sociology of work, and organizational psychology will find this a comprehensive, helpful resource.

BusinessBusiness & managementManagement & management techniquesManagement of specific areas & peopleLGBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySociology: work & labour Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 05/08/2014 ISBN-13: 9780415742511  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Cedric Herring is a Professor in the Language, Literacy, and Culture PhD Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a former Professor of Sociology and Public Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has published 8 books and more than 70 journal articles on such topics as diversity, social policy, labor force issues and policy, and stratification and inequality Loren Henderson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Her research has focused on racial and gender disparities in health outcomes, race, class, gender, sexuality, and the changing meanings and controversies surrounding diversity

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