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Diversity awareness in the workplace

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  1. 1. ` Diversity Awareness in the workplace Contemporary Issues In Hrm
  2. 2. Identify what diversity awareness and sensitivity culture is Diversity management Diversity issues and challenges Discuss ways of improvement  Aim and Objectives Our aim is to express the importance of diversity awareness and sensitivity culture.
  3. 3.  Diversity Awareness Diversity means that people are different from one to another in many ways. Gaining the diversity advantage means acknowledging ,understanding ,and appreciating these differences and developing a workplace that enhances their values. Jamieson and O’Mara (1991:3-4)
  4. 4. • Age • Disability • Gender • Marriage and civil partnership • Pregnancy and maternity • Race • Religion or belief • Sexual orientation.  Issues of diversity (
  5. 5. • The equal pay Act 1970, the sex discrimination Act 1975, • The Act of race Act 1976 • The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 • The Employment (religion or Belief) Regulations 2003, • The Employment Equality (Sex Orientation) Regulations 2003, • the Employment Equality (Age) regulation 2006 [ ]  Acts and Regulations
  6. 6. The main benefits of diversity management include: • Strengthening of cultural values ​​within the organization • Inspire innovative ideas • Expanding knowledge , enriching experience and competence development of employees • Good Reputation • Increasing the adaptability to the changing market environment • Equal treatment in employment and combating all forms and manifestations of discrimination  Diversity management
  7. 7.  Diversity management: policy and practice The Figure shows which diversity issues are most frequently covered by organisations .The research was conducted on 200 employers. rsbus0606.pdf
  8. 8. •Poor cultural communication •Resentment •Competition for opportunities •Resistance to change  Diversity challenges
  9. 9. • Use cultural diversity management policies and practices • Create awareness and build acceptance • Reduce stereotypes and biases • Change behaviours and train people through training assessments • Build equal and healthy competition for opportunities • Aim to develop an open and inclusive working culture. • Have a workforce that is more creative and innovative  Ways of improvement
  10. 10. • Diversity is a fact of contemporary life in any organisation and it has become an important issue for management . Diversity should not be a "program" or an "initiative" within a business organization • Managing diversity means promoting inclusion, creating an environment where all differences are valued and generally break the barriers. • Diversity awareness has become one of the most important business tools in almost every industry. Though generally regarded as a good thing for a workplace, diversity poses significant challenges for company leaders  Conclusion
  11. 11. Any questions ?
  12. 12. • Kandola R and Fullerton J .1994 ,Diversity in action ,Great Britain ,The Cromwell Press • Patrik H., Kumar R. (2012). Managing Workplace Diversity: Issues and Challenges, Sage Journal Publish by SAGE Open, Available at • M,Rice,2005, Diversity and public administration: theory, issues, and perspectives, New York, Armonk • Bateson G.(1935).Culture Contact and Schismogenesis, Man, Vol. 35, pp.178-183, Published by: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland Stable Available at : • The Tertiary Education Research Database. (2014). Diversity management: benefits, challenges and strategies, The Tertiary Education Research Database. Available at: • Equality Act , 2010, Available at : timetables/acts-equality-2010.aspx [Accessed 25 December] • Equality ,2010 ,Available at : [Accessed on 5 January ] • DIVERSITY IN BUSINESS HOW MUCH PROGRESS HAVE EMPLOYERS MADE? 2006 ,Available at : [Accessed on 10 January ] References