Diversity in the Workforce: Current issues and emerging trends / Edition 1

Diversity in the Workforce: Current issues and emerging trends / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0415859034
ISBN-13:
9780415859035
Pub. Date:
01/31/2014
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis

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Overview

Diversity in the Workforce: Current issues and emerging trends / Edition 1

Diversity in the Workforce is a comprehensive, integrated teaching resource providing students with the tools and methodologies they need to negotiate effectively the multicultural workplace, and to counter issues of discrimination and privilege.

Written from an American perspective, the book not only covers the traditional topics of race, gender, ethnicity and social class, but moves beyond this to explore emerging trends around ‘isms’ (racism, sexism), as well as transgender issues, spirituality, intergenerational workforce tensions, cross-cultural teams, physical appearance stigmatizing, visible and invisible disabilities, and racial harassment. The book:

  • Presents theoretical models to help students think critically about the issues that emerge from workforce diversity
  • Includes a historical perspective that explains the roots of the issues in the workplace today
  • Covers potential legal and ethical issues
  • Introduces a social justice paradigm to encourage social action
  • Illustrates strategies organizations are using to leverage diversity effectively

With end of chapter questions encouraging students to engage in difficult conversations, and case studies to stimulate students’ awareness of the real problems and issues that emerge from diversity, this book will help students develop the critical, analytical, problem solving and decision making skills they need to mediate or resolve diversity issues as future professionals.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415859035
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/31/2014
Pages: 392
Sales rank: 669,553
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Marilyn Y. Byrd is an assistant professor at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, USA. She is also on the steering committee for the Culture and Diversity Special Interest Group at the Academy of Human Resource Development.

Chaunda L. Scott is an associate professor and the Coordinator of the Master of Training and Development Program at Oakland University, USA. She received a Cutting Edge Research Award from the Academy of Human Resource Development in 2009 and in 2013 she was named one of the top 25 Education Professors in Michigan by Online Schools Michigan.

Table of Contents

Preface Part I. Establishing Workforce Diversity Foundations 1. Historical Perspectives for Studying Workforce Diversity Chaunda L. Scott 2. Suggested Theoretical Frameworks and Conceptual Models to Address Emerging Workforce Diversity Issues Chaunda L. Scott 3. Exploring the Relationship Between the Organizational Culture and Workforce Diversity Marilyn Y. Byrd Part II. Traditional Workforce Diversity Issues 4. Race and Workforce Diversity Marilyn Y. Byrd 5. Gender and Workforce Diversity Brenda Lloyd-Jones, Lisa Bass, and Gaetane Jean-Marie 6. Ethnicity and Workforce Diversity Chaunda L. Scott and Terrance McClain 7. Developing Human Resource Development Competencies to Manage Sexual Orientation and Transgender Issues in the Workforce Michael P. Chaney and Lisa Hawley 8. Social Class in the Workforce Marilyn Y. Byrd, Jose Martinez, and Chaunda L. Scott Part III. The Emerging Issues of a Contemporary Workforce 9. Spirituality in the Workforce Marilyn Y. Byrd 10. Intergenerational Workforce Tensions Brenda Lloyd-Jones and Jody Worley 11. Cross-Cultural Team Opportunities and Challenges in the Workforce With Global Implications Trammell Bristol and Chaunda L. Scott 12. Linguistic Profiling in the Workforce Claretha Hughes and Ketevan Mamiseishvili 13. Personal/Physical Appearance Stigmatizing in the Workforce Cynthia Sims 14. Visible and Invisible Disabilities in the Workforce: Exclusion and Discrimination Chaunda L. Scott and Marilyn Y. Byrd 15. Re-Emergence of Racial Harassment and Racial Hate Symbols in the Workforce Marilyn Y. Byrd and Chaunda L. Scott 16. Leveraging Workforce Diversity Chaunda L. Scott and Marilyn Y. Byrd

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