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Unformatted text preview: ckground, physical ability, and sexual orientation. The interest in diversity stems
from at least two broad facts. First, the North American workforce is becoming
more diverse. Second, there is growing recognition that many organizations have
not successfully managed workforce diversity. The Changing Workplace
As we mentioned in Chapter 1, the composition of the North American labour force
is changing.20 Thirty years ago, it was mainly Caucasian and mainly male. Now,
changing immigration patterns, the ageing of baby boomers, and the increasing
movement of women into paid employment make for a lot more variety. People of
Asian and Hispanic background have become a growing segment of the labour pool.
Immigrants from all parts of the world to Canada are making the Canadian popu- Chapter 3 Perception, Attribution, and Judgment of Others lation and labour force increasingly multicultural/multiethnic. Not only is the
labour pool changing, but many organizations are seeking to recruit more representatively from this pool so that they employ people who...
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- Spring '14