The topic I chose to focus on is diversity. Being an African American woman I am an example of diversity in the workplace. Diversity not only refers to race, sex, sexual orientation, and religion, but background, training, skills and personality. According to the text, “Talent and ability come in a variety of packages. When managers use anything other than those two factors to evaluate qualifications for hiring, promotions, or work assignments, they shortchange not only the individual but also their employer and their customer” (Trevino & Nelson 2007, p 157).
Federal law prohibits discrimination based on race, religion, sex, ethnic background, and age, but sometimes managers discriminate on a subconscious level (Trevino & Nelson 2007). For example, some companies hire employees who will be required to have a lot of contact with the public based on not only ability and qualifications but on personal appearance. They may not even realize they are doing it, or they may correlate the personal appearance of someone dealing with the public with the... [continues]
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