Diversity Diversity is generally defined as acknowledging, understanding, accepting, valuing, and celebrating differences among people with respect to age, class, ethnicity, gender, physical and mental ability, race, sexual orientation, spiritual practice, and public assistance status (Esty, et al., 1995 ).
What do we mean by diversity in the thought process?? Lets Find out……
Select a card mentally……. Don’t jus look at it, concentrate on it And memorize it
Your card isn’t there………… Is it a magic??? Did I really read your mind????
Well, things are not always as they appear………… We need to look at the actual picture behind the visible one…. Want to see how ???
Managing Diversity Managing diversity is defined as "planning and implementing organizational systems and practices to manage people so that the potential advantages of diversity are maximized while its potential disadvantages are minimized”.
Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) means eliminating barriers to ensure that all employees are considered for the employment of their choice and have the chance to perform to their maximum potential. EEO practices include:
fairness at work,
hiring based on merit and
promotion based on talent.
It concerns all aspects of employment including recruitment, pay and other rewards, career development and work conditions.
Diversity is in the heart of the activity of L’Oréal. The appearance and physical features of each person are unique, with differences that include age, skin and hair type.
Our job, cosmetic, rests it on the respect of these differences and our capacity to satisfy these aspirations thanks to the variety of our marks.
Diversity: a performance lever Diversity allows us to be a… Be generous company Corporate citizen of the world Employer of choice Attract & Retain the best talent by Respecting individuals and all employees. Brand of choice Consumers sensitivities Innovation & Creativity
Verizon has been in the top 10 since 2001 and is the only company to have made it to the No. 1 spot twice (in 2006).
This long-time diversity leader ensures it remains competitive by continually assessing and improving its advantages, especially in the areas of communications and supplier diversity .
Diversity Strengths: Verizon's commitment to diversity starts with Chairman and CEO Ivan Seidenberg, who gets a near-perfect score on our CEO Commitment criteria. He meets regularly with the company's 10 employee-resource groups , which are critical to Verizon's success. Employee groups have existed at this company for more than 10 years and are funded by Verizon, with meetings during the workday and the support in each group of a designated senior executive. Seidenberg also personally reviews Verizon's diversity scorecard -- 17 key diversity metrics -- on a quarterly basis. The company's commitment to its employees is evidenced by its pipeline of talent. Thirty-nine percent of its managers are Black, Asian, Latino or Native American. Its managers are retained at almost equal rates across race/ethnicity and gender. Verizon is focused on casting a wide net when recruiting. Once at Verizon, employees receive robust professional and career development resources from formal mentoring opportunities to leadership development training. In 2007, Verizon invested more than $370 million in tuition assistance and developmental training for its employees.
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) Our Employee Resource Groups Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are Verizon-supported and employee-run and organized affinity groups that promote personal and professional growth for employees with common interests. Through networking, mentoring, special initiatives, seminars and conferences, ERGs promote personal and professional growth of employees, enhance career advancement and provide a stronger sense of community within the company.
Helping the company with marketing, advertising, branding, sales, strategic planning, recruitment, sourcing, employee development, external partnerships and diversity awareness.
Going into the community and working for humanitarian causes such as Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers and Big Sisters and AIDS research.
Hosting events that give members and employees the opportunity to network and develop skills, in such areas as career development or business education, investment strategies, resume writing or even stress management.
Celebrating cultural, educational and other special events during their groups' history or heritage month.
BusinessWeek magazine has recognized Verizon as one of the best places to launch a career, for the third consecutive year. Of the 119 companies on this year’s list, Verizon was ranked 22nd, higher than any other telecommunications company.
Working Mother has named Verizon to the magazine’s list of Best Companies for Multicultural Women, for the third consecutive year. The 20 Working Mother Best Companies for Multicultural Women were selected through a detailed application process that covers a wide variety of questions about a company's workforce, culture, external programs and work/life programs.
Diversity MBA ranks Verizon No. 2 on list of top 50 companies for diverse managers to work for.
Disability Matters names Verizon the winner of the Marketing Award Springboard Consulting LLC and Work Life Matters magazine announced the honorees at the second annual Disabilities Matters Conference.
The beauties of nature come in all colors. The strengths of humankind come in many forms. Every human being is wonderfully unique. All of us contribute in different ways. When we learn to honor the difference, and appreciate the mix, we find harmony.
A diverse workforce is a reflection of a changing world and marketplace. Diverse work teams bring high value to organizations. Respecting individual differences will benefit the workplace by creating a competitive edge and increasing work productivity. Diversity management benefits associates by creating a fair and safe environment where everyone has access to opportunities and challenges. Management tools in a diverse workforce should be used to educate everyone about diversity and its issues, including laws and regulations. Most workplaces are made up of diverse cultures, so organizations need to learn how to adapt to be successful practices.