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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 (http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1363)
  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 [http://www.cipd.co.uk/hr-resources/legal-timetables/acts-equality-2010.aspx ]  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. http://www.cipd.co.uk/binaries/dive rsbus0606.pdf
  8. 8. •Poor cultural communication •Resentment •Competition for opportunities •Resistance to change  Diversity challenges http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US_I
  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 http://classic.sgo.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/04/19/2158244012444615 • 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 : http://www.jstor.org/stable/2789408 • The Tertiary Education Research Database. (2014). Diversity management: benefits, challenges and strategies, The Tertiary Education Research Database. Available at: http://www.voced.edu.au/content/ngv33255 • Equality Act , 2010, Available at : http://www.cipd.co.uk/hr-resources/legal- timetables/acts-equality-2010.aspx [Accessed 25 December] • Equality ,2010 ,Available at : http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1363 [Accessed on 5 January ] • DIVERSITY IN BUSINESS HOW MUCH PROGRESS HAVE EMPLOYERS MADE? 2006 ,Available at :http://www.cipd.co.uk/binaries/diversbus0606.pdf [Accessed on 10 January ] References

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