Diversity in the Workforce Current Issues and Emerging Trends

ISBN-10: 0415859034
ISBN-13: 9780415859035
Edition: 2014
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Description: Diversity in the Workforce is a comprehensive, integrated teaching resource providing students with the tools and methodologies they need to negotiate effectively the multicultural workplace, and to counter issues of discrimination and privilege.   More...

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List price: $43.99
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 1/24/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Diversity in the Workforce is a comprehensive, integrated teaching resource providing students with the tools and methodologies they need to negotiate effectively the multicultural workplace, and to counter issues of discrimination and privilege. Written from an American perspective, the book not only covers the traditional topics of race, gender, ethnicity and social class, but moves beyond this to explore emerging trends around 'isms' (racism, sexism), as well as transgender issues, spirituality, intergenerational workforce tensions, cross-cultural teams, physical appearance stigmatizing, visible and invisible disabilities, and racial harassment. The book: Presents theoretical models to help students think critically about the issues that emerge from workforce diversity Includes a historical perspective that explains the roots of the issues in the workplace today Covers potential legal and ethical issues Introduces a social justice paradigm to encourage social action Illustrates strategies organizations are using to leverage diversity effectively With end of chapter questions encouraging students to engage in difficult conversations, and case studies to stimulate students' awareness of the real problems and issues that emerge from diversity, this book will help students develop the critical, analytical, problem solving and decision making skills they need to mediate or resolve diversity issues as future professionals.

Dr. Marilyn Y. Byrd is Assistant Professor of Management and Marketing, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, Texas. Dr. Byrd earned a BBA and MBA from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and Ph.D in Human Resource Development from Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas.�She�is a former administrator with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in Huntsville, Texas where she was responsible for human resource functions for the Records and Classification Department. Dr. Byrd is a member of the Academy of Management and the Academy of Human Resource Development where she serves on the Diversity Committee SIG. She is interested in contributing to research in the area of leadership theorizing that reflects the multiple perspectives that shape the leadership experience. Her other research interests include group dynamics in organizations, social systems in organizations, issues emerging from diversity, and pursuing training interventions in the area of organizational social justice.

Dr. Chaunda L. Scott is an Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator of the Master of Training and Development Program in the Department of Human Resource Development (HRD) at Oakland University in Rochester Michigan. Dr. Scott comes to Oakland University by way of The White House, The Harvard Graduate School of Education and Teachers College Columbia University. At Oakland University, Dr. Scott teaches a variety of other HRD courses in the Undergraduate HRD Program, Masters of Training and Development Program and the Honors College. Her scholarly research interests lie in the following areas: eradicating racism, workforce diversity education and training, human resource development, training and development, organizational culture, and organizational justice, and she has published her research in a number of respected journals including the Human Resource Development Quarterly, The International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, The International Journal of Intellectual Capital and The Journal of College Student Retention. She has as well presented her research in such locations as the Republic of South Africa, Oxford, England, Beijing, China, Limerick, Ireland, Montreal, Canada, Washington D.C., and Minneapolis, Minnesota. In addition to the above, Dr. Scott is the Founder and President of the Diverse Voices Initiative, created in 1999. Diverse Voices is a Michigan statewide higher education initiative that provides a supportive forum for Michigan higher education students, renowned scholars, business professionals and community members to speak out in support of valuing all aspects of human diversity. She also serves as chair of the Academy of Human Resource Development‘s (AHRD) Cultural Diversity Special Interest Group, a member of the Academy of Management, and an appointed member of the Society of Human Resource Management Diversity & Inclusion Standards Task Force. Most notable in 2009, Dr. Scott received a Cutting Edge Research Award from the Academy of Human Resource Development.

Preface
Establishing Workforce Diversity Foundations
Historical Perspectives for Studying Workforce Diversity
Suggested Theoretical Frameworks and Conceptual Models to Address Emerging Workforce Diversity Issues
Exploring the Relationship Between the Organizational Culture and Workforce Diversity
Traditional Workforce Diversity Issues
Race and Workforce Diversity
Gender and Workforce Diversity
Ethnicity and Workforce Diversity
Developing Human Resource Development Competencies to Manage Sexual Orientation and Transgender Issues in the Workforce
Social Class in the Workforce
The Emerging Issues of a Contemporary Workforce
Spirituality in the Workforce
Intergenerational Workforce Tensions
Cross-Cultural Team Opportunities and Challenges in the Workforce With Global Implications
Linguistic Profiling in the Workforce
Personal/Physical Appearance Stigmatizing in the Workforce
Visible and Invisible Disabilities in the Workforce: Exclusion and Discrimination
Re-Emergence of Racial Harassment and Racial Hate Symbols in the Workforce
Leveraging Workforce Diversity

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