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31 Source: hr.berkeley.edu, “Managing Diversity in the Workplace: Guiding Principles”
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z q Affirmative Action emphasizes legal necessity and social responsibility. q Managing Diversity emphasizes business necessity; hence, while managing diversity is also concerned with underrepresentation of women and people of color in the workplace , it is much more inclusive and acknowledges that diversity must work for everyone . 32 Source: hr.berkeley.edu, “Managing Diversity in the Workplace: Guiding Principles”
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z CONSEQUENCES OF IGNORING DIVERSITY q Costs time, money, and efficiency q Unhealthy tensions between people of differing gender, race, ethnicity, age, abilities, etc. q loss of productivity 33 Source: hr.berkeley.edu, “Managing Diversity in the Workplace: Guiding Principles”
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z q Inability to attract and retain talented people of all kinds q Complaints and legal actions q Inability to retain women and people of color, resulting in lost investments in recruitment and training 34 Source: hr.berkeley.edu, “Managing Diversity in the Workplace: Guiding Principles”
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z ISSUES ON DIVERSITY q How do you make the job sound appealing to different types of workers, such as people with disabilities? q How can recruitment be effectively targeted to underutilized groups? q How do you overcome cultural bias in the interviewing process, questions, and your response? 35 Source: hr.berkeley.edu, “Managing Diversity in the Workplace: Guiding Principles”
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z STRATEGIES FOR EFFECTIVELY MANAGING DIVERSITY q Specify the need for skills to work effectively in a diverse environment in a job; q Make sure that good faith efforts are made to recruit a diverse applicant pool, particularly underutilized minorities and women. 36 Source: hr.berkeley.edu, “Managing Diversity in the Workplace: Guiding Principles”
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z q Focus on the job requirements in the interview, and assess experience but also consider transferrable skills and demonstrated competencies, such as: analytical, organizational, communication, coordination 37 Source: hr.berkeley.edu, “Managing Diversity in the Workplace: Guiding Principles”
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z q Use a panel interview. Ensure that committee is diverse, unit affiliation, job classification, length of service, variety of life experiences, etc. to represent different perspectives and to eliminate bias from the selection process. 38 Source: hr.berkeley.edu, “Managing Diversity in the Workplace: Guiding Principles”
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z q Ensure that appropriate accommodations are made for disabled applicants. q Know your own cultural bias. What stereotypes do you have of people from different groups and how well they may perform on the job? What communication styles do you prefer? 39 Source: hr.berkeley.edu, “Managing Diversity in the Workplace: Guiding Principles”
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z THANK YOU!
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