Managing Diversity Library

The Managing Diversity Library provides perspectives, insight and guidelines designed to assist in managing diversity issues. It provides a collection of articles, studies and other resources focusing on workplace diversity.

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  • By now you’ve probably read many publications’ lists of this year’s “Best Places

    Review of The Diversity Recruitment Advertising Toolkit Directory
    by Advanced Online Recruiting Techniques Blog

    I love it when a publication actually lives up to its title. If you are looking for diversity outlets, this is a great reference tool to get you started. Also useful are the various checklists for diversity advertisers, things to avoid that can get you into legal hot water, and the various ways that editor Tracey de Morsella cross-indexes the listings are convenient. I didn't have too much to recommend to her to improve the next edition.

    Reviewed by Glenn Gutmacher Recruiting researcher for Microsoft and author of Advanced Online Recruiting Techniques Blog Click here to read the rest of this review.

    To Work” or “Best/Top Companies.” These companies win accolades and free publicity, a nice advantage in today’s competitive market for top talent. But you might be surprised to learn that many of these same companies receive low employee-opinion survey scores and frequent complaints, and that many are even subjected to legal action. “Wait a minute!” once-envious CEOs and Human Resource VPs demand, “How can that be?”

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  • The most difficult stage in change processes is not initiating change as many people believe. The most challenging part, and the reason that more organizational change efforts do not work, comes during the persistence stage when the going gets tough and you look around to find out where the tough have gone. In order to create strategic and long-term change with diversity initiatives, we must develop a long-range plan and be mightily committed to following it to the desired outcomes.

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  • Creating successful, diverse and dynamic learning organizations involves developing processes to ensure that the differences of employees, customers, and community are taken into account. Diversity management is an active process that requires an investment in time and resources. It is a paradigm shift from intentional exclusion to an intentional full utilization of resources. Valuing and managing diversity requires policies, relationships, procedures, and practices that will ensure fairness and equity. It means more than increasing awareness, but also changing the system to support differences for the benefit of all. This comparative analysis compares the diversity strategy of the Monitor Company and IBM.

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  • While the image of an ostrich burying its head in the sand is based on myth rather than fact, it is the perfect icon to depict the many avoidance tactics we use to deal with the tough stuff. The tough issues won’t go away just because we refuse to look at them. Yet, dealing with diversity challenges doesn’t have to be painful. And it doesn’t have to take weeks out of your already over-stuffed schedule. This book simplifies some of the complex concepts of diversity work to make them immediately applicable in your day-to-day life.

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