Too Much Diversity

Topics: Employment, Affirmative action, Management Pages: 4 (681 words) Published: October 8, 2014


Too Much Diversity?

President Bill Baldwin of Bladwin Scientific Instruments has a diversity issue on his hands between his Latino supervisors and Vietnamese assemblers. Tran, a Vietnamese assembler has complained to Mr. Baldwin regarding the disrespect shown by the Latino supervisors to the Vietnamese assemblers. Tran states that the supervisors are rude to them, speak negatively about them in Spanish, and disrespected the work they did (Mathis, Jackson, Nkomo, Fottler, McAfee, 2012, p.35). If I were Mr. Baldwin I would be talking to the Latino’s supervisor regarding this employee relations issue and why he has not handled the issue presently. Mr. Baldwin needs to lie out expectations from his management team that any discriminatory or harassment related acts will not be tolerated. He needs to speak with HRM and his management team and let them know that there are HR policies and laws that they must follow within the workplace. “The EEOC has issued guidelines on racial/ethnic harassment and the commission has advised companies to adopt policies against harassment of any type, including ethnic jokes, vulgar epithets, racial slurs, and physical actions” (Mathis, Jackson, Nkomo, Fottler, McAfee, 2012, p.30). Based upon Tran’s complaint and complete investigation needs to take place regarding possible discriminatory and racial/ethnic harassment and if needed disciplinary actions need to be taken against guilty parties. Mr. Baldwin was made aware by the sales manager that new business was coming in and it was a large account that was going to require hiring additional five skilled assemblers. Mr. Baldwin knew posting the positions in the southern California newspapers would result in mostly Latino and Vietnamese applicant. Mr. Baldwin should act with HRM to create a hiring policy that allows for a greater diverse workforce. HRM needs to invest in different recruiting methods to attract diverse candidates other than the...

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