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Managing Diversity: Human Resource Strategies for Transforming the Workplace



Managing Diversity: Human Resource Strategies for Transforming the Workplace

Ellen Ernst Kossek (Editor), Sharon A. Lobel (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-557-86597-7 April 1997 484 Pages


Managing Diversity considers the implications of diversity for the development and synthesis of specific human resource policy areas. The contributors provide a range of perspectives on the significance of workforce diversity for the human resource domain and the workplace in general. The degree to which current theory and practice have incorporated issues of diveristy management is reviewed. The book:
  • Provides examples of specific sources of diversity among employees
  • Scrutinizes the effectiveness of current human resource practices
  • Suggests approaches for modifying human resource systems to support a managing diversity strategy
  • Discusses the implications of employee diversity for future theory and practice

Managing Diversity is the first book to examine in detail how specific human resource functions need to be modified to support workforce diversity.

Series Preface.



Part I: Recruiting and Selecting a Diverse Workforce:.

1. EEO Law and Managing Diversity: Elaine K. Yakura.

2. The Implications of a Diverse Labor Market on Human Resource Planning: Richard D. Arvey, Ross E. Azevedo, Daniel Ostgaard and Sumita Raghuram.

3. Diversity Considerations in Staffing Decision Making: Robert L. Heneman, Nancy E. Waldeck and M. Cushnie.

Part II: Developing and Motivating a Changing Workforce:.

4. Mentoring in a Context of Diversity and Turbulence: Kathy E. Kram and Douglas T. Hall.

5. Performance Appraisal and Demographic Diversity: Issues Regarding Appraisals, Appraisers, and Appraising: Chao C. Chen and Nancy DiTomaso.

6. The Role of Training in a Changing Workforce: New Perspectives and Approaches: J. Kevin Ford and Sandra Fisher.

7. Compensation and Diversity: New Pay for a New Workforce?: Alison E. Barber and Christina L. Daly.

Part III: Innovations in Diversity Management:.

8. Human Resource Strategies to Support Diversity in Work and Personal Lifestyles: Sharon A. Lobel and Ellen Ernst Kossek.

9. Unions, Collective Bargaining and the Diversity Paradox: John T. Delaney and M. Catherine Lundy.

10. Workplace Health and Safety: Implications for Diversity: Karen A. Brown.

11. Managing Disability-Based Diversity: Karen Roberts.

Part IV: Linking Diversity to Organizational Strategy:.

12. Managing Diversity within Multinational Firms for Competitive Advantage: Gary W. Florkowski.

13. Diversity: A Strategic Issue: Parshotam Dass and Barbara Parker.

14. Capitalizing on the Benefits of Diversity through Work Teams: Donna Thompson and Laura E. Gooler.

Part V: Managing Diversity and Organizational Development: Original Cases and Lessons from the Field:.

15. Personal Reflections on the Diversity-Management-Organizational Development Marriage: Roosevelt Thomas.

16. To Do or Not to Do: Initiating Diversity Programs: Everette J. Freeman.

17. Managing Diversity as a Vehicle for Culture Change: Ellen Ernst Kossek.

18. Functional Diversity at Work: A Client Driven Case for Managing Diversity: Toni A. Gregory and Ronald P. Lewis.

19. Crossing Borders: Bernardo M. Ferdman and Placida I. Gallegos.

20. Adapting Human Resource Systems to Manage Global Diversity: Ellen Ernst Kossek.

About the Contributors.


  • Editors and contributors are recognized experts in the field
  • Includes groundbreaking chapters on work/life and diversity, disability and diversity, health and safety and diversity, and unions and diversity.