Workforce Diversity

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion October 17, 2016 Print Friendly and PDF

Workforce Diversity

The Workforce Diversity page includes strategies, techniques and resources for attracting, hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. Information will focus on methods of attracting diverse candidates, developing a viable search process and creating and maintaining a positive workplace climate.

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Workplace Diversity_ A Social-Ecological Framework and Policy Implications.pdf Abstract: The diversification of the global workforce brings both challenges and opportunities. We focus on diversity defined by membership in traditionally underrepresented groups. To harness the power of diversity, organizations must: increase representation of diverse individuals throughout the organizational hierarchy, attend to the social processes that emerge once diversity is present, and foster an organizational climate that supports the full inclusion of diverse individuals. We review dynamics at multiple levels of analysis that affect organizations in these three realms. Policy recommendations are grounded in the following ecological principles: (1) organizational issues are nested within multiple levels of context, (2) any organizational event can have reverberating effects throughout the system, (3) people’s experiences of events shape their reactions and the impact of practices on varied groups shapes organizational consequences, and (4) people are continually adapting to one another and to organizational resources and requirements.

 

An interesting look at gender, racial, and class diversity within environmental organizations: The Disturbing Lack of D...pdf   The full study can be found here: diversity in environmental organizations.pdf

 

 


Why do we see a an attrition of women in biological sciences but not in the medical field? This article re-examines some of the reasons hypothesized as to why less women are seen in scientific research fields:  Attrition of Women in the Biological Sciences.pdf

The following study is two-fold. The first part gives insights into organizational approaches to diversity and managing  a culturally diverse workplace. The second part introduces a "Diversity Perspective Questionnaire" that measures an organization's approach to diversity. Managing a culturally diverse workforce.pdf

Learn how even in workplaces that seek to be inclusive, LGBT employees are affected by a "culture of silence". sound of silence in inclusive organizations.pdf

There have been studies done on what has been termed the "bamboo ceiling" which describes the hinderance of Asian Americans' advancement in the workplace.  Many are also familiar with the "glass ceiling" effect describing the same phenomenon in women.  However, there has not been many studies that have looked into the intersection between the two. Read the article hereHitting the Ceiling.pdf to learn more about barriers specific to Asian American Women

"Do Millennials Really Want Their Bosses to Call Their Parents?" An interesting article on an often overlooked aspect of workforce diversity, generation. http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/04/do-millennials-really-want-their-bosses-to-call-their-parents/

Workforce Bullying http://stopworkplacebullies.wordpress.com/

In order to ensure that work workplaces are inclusive, faculty may want to consider reflections in lieu of prayers when they are asked to pray at a meeting.    This way each person, regardless of  religion will feel comfortable in the workplace.  http://extension.missouri.edu/staff/diversity-prayer.aspx

Non Tenure Track Women Faculty: Opening the Door Non Tenure Track Women Faculty.pdf

Federal Agencies to Develop a Strategic Plan to Insure a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce:   http://1.usa.gov/qzJL5o   mmmmm

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Resources for Recruiting Women and Minority Faculty Candidates:http://bit.ly/o5oygJ  

Avoid the Craziness When It's Time to Hire

Where to Advertise to Attract Underrepresented Professionals
 

Sample Diversity-Related Qualification Statements:http://bit.ly/psiWmm 

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Challenges and strategies

http://www.diversitycouncil.org/recruiting_diverse_staff.shtml
http://aarjobs.com/
http://aarjobs.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=28:recruiting-the-finest-gaining-access-to-a-diverse-workforce&catid=43:august-2008-issue
http://www.diversitycouncil.org/toolkit.shtml
http://dlist.sir.arizona.edu/1650/
http://dlist.sir.arizona.edu/1650/01/DiversityKIM.pdf
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3919/is_200107/ai_n8980883

Diversity Articles

http://www.interplaytheatre.com/Diversity/diversity-articles.html
http://www.diversityworld.com/Diversity/workforce_diversity.htm

Achieving Workforce Diversity

                       http://www.diversityworld.com/Diversity/workforce_diversity.htm
                       http://www.slb.com/about/guiding_principles/diversity.aspx
                       http://govinfo.library.unt.edu/npr/library/workforce-diversity.pdf

 

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