Explain the concept of diversity. how will diversity create new demands on HRM?
Concept of DIVERSITY:
Diversity represents range from a state or fact of being diverse or different to a variety of opinions. The important point in the formal meaning is that it indicates there is a point of difference. This means diversity broadly refers to many demographic variables. There are several other areas. However, well-known areas of diversity include race, religion, color, gender, nationality, sexual ...view middle of the document...
It’s no longer just the economic issues that drive the department, but also the behavioral ones .In general, HR is becoming more a part of the team than it once was. Rather than being the folks who sit in their closed offices and interview applicants then allow department managers and executives to handle day-to-day operations, HR is now getting involved in decision making, and making a contribution to the company as a whole, rather than only the HR department.
Many of these changes come as a result of management’s change in focus, going from a distinct hierarchy where top level managers are the only ones whose voices matter, to a team approach to organizational management that recognizes the importance of every team member.
Diversity program are established to hire, promote and retain minorities, encourage vendor workforce diversity .The varied personal characteristics that make the workforce heterogeneous. So diversity create new demand on human resource management.
Date: 19oct 2015 time 9:40