This four-volume set provides updated empirical research and best practices for understanding and managing workplace diversity in the 21st century, including issues of gender, race, generation, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, and age.
Women make up only 18 percent of the top corporate leadership positions, and these women typically make less than their male counterparts. White women make 78.7 cents to the dollar made by a white male; African American women make 64 percent and Hispanic women 52 percent of the same dollar of the white male’s salary. Despite being well past a decade into the 21st century, there is still much progress to be made in workplace equity and diversity.
As the demographics of workplaces in the United States continue to evolve to include more women employees, a growing percentage of aged employees, and greater racial diversity, a broad understanding of human resource management issues in multiple functions is necessary. Today's workplace professionals need to be up to speed on best practices for staffing, training and development, performance appraisals, work/family integration, compensation, health and safety, equal employment opportunity, disciplinary strategies, and labor relations, just to mention a few of the most important issues.
Contributors to this exhaustive four-volume set include human resource consultants, employers, scholars, management consultants, and therapists, offering proven workable solutions to assist employers in managing diversity in the 21st-century workforce. The books cover topics such as diverse succession planning, formal mentoring programs, discrimination in religious organizations, transgender female workers, flexible work schedules, generational cohorts, and paid leave policy. This set will provide a lay professional reader with a thorough understanding of managing diversity in the modern workplace, and serve as an essential resource for employers, labor attorneys, and human resource specialists.
• Offers best practices for managing diversity in the 21st-century workforce and workplace from noted researchers, management consultants, and therapists
• Provides examples of policy statements and procedures for dealing with diversity in the workforce
• Includes a list of national and international organizations that focus on workforce diversity
• Presents organizational responses to work-life integration