Ch 7: Promoting Diversity in the Workforce

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Review this convenient business chapter to explore a variety of workplace diversity topics. These simple lesson and quizzes are great options for anyone who need to refresh their business knowledge or prepare for an upcoming exam.

Promoting Diversity in the Workforce - Chapter Summary

Take a look at this online business chapter to learn how organizations promote diversity in the workplace. The chapter contains short video lessons that examine equal employment opportunity laws, workplace diversity trends and the management of diverse workforces. This chapter is entirely self-paced, and it can be accessed on any device that has an Internet connection. Be sure to take the accompanying lesson quizzes to make sure you fully understand the most important topics from the chapter. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Recognize demographical and biographical characteristics of individual diversity
  • Evaluate trends regarding cultural, gender, ability/disability and age diversity in the workplace
  • Assess Title VII law, regulations and requirements for equal employment opportunity
  • Explain how affirmative action has affected diversity in the workplace
  • Understand how contemporary organizations manage diverse workforces

9 Lessons in Chapter 7: Promoting Diversity in the Workforce
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Individual Diversity: Biographical & Demographical Characteristics

1. Individual Diversity: Biographical & Demographical Characteristics

Biological and demographic characteristics such as age, gender, race and length of tenure are easily acquired through work documents, and these characteristics can help predict how individuals will behave at work.

Cultural Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

2. Cultural Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

Cultural diversity is a form of appreciating the differences in individuals. The differences can be based on gender, age, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and social status. Companies have realized the value in acquiring a diverse workforce.

Gender Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

3. Gender Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

Gender diversity deals with equal representation of men and women in the workplace. In this lesson, we will explore trends and issues with gender diversity in the modern workforce.

Age Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

4. Age Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

Age diversity is the ability to accept all different types of ages within a business environment. Companies have to adjust to an aging population in various ways.

Ability and Disability Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

5. Ability and Disability Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

Everyone has both strengths and limitations, and it is the diversity of these things that makes for a great workplace. In this lesson, we'll examine ability and disability diversity in the workplace, including the ADA and sensitivity training.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Title VII Law & Regulations

6. Equal Employment Opportunity: Title VII Law & Regulations

One of the most important employment laws on the books is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In this lesson, you'll learn about Title VII, its regulations and how it affects human resources management. A short quiz follows.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Title VII Requirements for Managers & Organizations

7. Equal Employment Opportunity: Title VII Requirements for Managers & Organizations

Violation of Title VII can result in serious consequences for a business. In this lesson, you'll learn important issues and concepts that managers must understand in order to comply with Title VII. A short quiz follows the lesson.

Affirmative Action: Definition and Effects on Diversity in the Workplace

8. Affirmative Action: Definition and Effects on Diversity in the Workplace

Affirmative action creates a diverse workplace for organizations. Legislation was passed to help protected groups not have an adverse impact on employment opportunities. In this lesson, find out the difference between protected groups and adverse impacts.

Managing a Diverse Workforce in Contemporary Organizations

9. Managing a Diverse Workforce in Contemporary Organizations

Diversity is all around us and is a huge part of the business climate today. All companies strive for diversity, so they can have a unique perspective and look at issues through the eyes of their employees. This lesson will address diversity in a global setting.

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