They suffer homophobia and discriminationalmost their whole lifes. School experience for GLBTQ young people canbe negative. LGBTQ young people are more likely to startusing drugs, self harm or attempt suicide. A person’s sexuality is constantly changing andcan vary throughout different periods of theirlifes.
How Sexual Diversity is Evolving? Schools are educating students againsthomophobia, bulling and discriminationagainst LGBTQ. Now we have laws and policies that prohibitsexual orientation discrimination inworkplaces. Society is learning to accept and respectLGBTQ people.
Sexual Diversity Impact 9 States in the USA has legalized gaymarriage. Massachusetts, which became the first stateto legalized gay marriage has the lowestdivorce rate in the country. The William Institute at UCLA Law Schoolestimated the positive economic impact oflegalizing gay marriage in New Jersey.
Age diversity is everywhere you look. It exists inclassrooms due to a late start or top performers whomoved more quickly through the grades. It exists at the grocery store, church, gym, work placeand more.Age Diversity
By recruiting from a bigger pool of talent, you will achieve amore dynamic and mixed age workforce. You will tap into a richer area of skills, experience, andknowledge. Access to experience and proven skills A workforce that matches closely the profile of your customers. Older workers have a better attendance record than youngworkers Older workers are more flexible in accepting change inoccupation and earnings. Older workers are more flexible and able to work part time. More experienced senior workers are more appreciative ofmatters such as; work ethic, judgment, commitment to quality,low turnover, attendance and punctuality.Recruiting
Age diversity is broken into four groups in theworkplace. Traditionalist (born before 1946) Baby boomers (born 1946-1964) Generation Xer’s (born 1965-1981) Millennials (born 1982-2000Four Groups
The number of mature workers will steadily increasein the years to come Workers ages 55-64 will increase36.5% when compare to 2006. Even more dramaticincreases for the ages 65-74 and those 75 and up- abig 80%Numbers Increasing
The mature worker workers, which are thetraditionalist and the baby boomers, are described asloyal and hardworking, but dinosaurs when it comesto technology. Younger employees, which are the generation xer’sand the millenials, are described as innovative, butdisrespectful and lazy. These are stereotypes that can lead to conflict andturmoil in the workplace.Division in the Workplace
Let’s rethink loyalty. Mature workers value company loyalty Some younger workers are loyal to a boss, a team, a projectbut not necessarily a company. Loyalty is expressed differently and needs to be valued andunderstood through different eyes. Understand that young or old, we all share some of the samecore values. Family is important to both mature and youngergenerations. Try to communicate to all generations. Young people considertechnology to be an essential part of their lives. Everyone wants to be respected. Mature and experiencedpeople want to know that their ideas have weight, and thatthey can still be taken seriously. Younger people want to berespected for their skills and talents.Solutions
Age diversity is a reality in todays workplace and willonly increase in the future. Transferring knowledgefrom one generation to another is a key component inlearning. We have to communicate with one anotherto thrive and be successful in the workplace.Knowledge and Success
About Age Diversity• Age Diversity has been happeningfor along time in many companies.The reason why is because somecompanies believe that older andyounger workers have differentestablishments from one another.
Older Workers• Portrayed as Loyal• Most Hardworking• May need more breaks thanothers• Believe that maturity comes fromolder workers