Diversity and Demographic Characteristics Analytical Essay by Peter Pen

Diversity and Demographic Characteristics
An analysis of the characteristics of diversity and demographics in an organization.
# 62066 | 1,052 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2004
Published on Nov 06, 2005 in Business (Human Resources) , Ethnic Studies (General)

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This paper claims that there are many factors that define diversity and its role in determining individual behavior. The paper contends that in today's society and workplace, diversity plays an important role in strengthening an organization and that employers can benefit by becoming and being diverse. The paper examines organizations that hire individuals from various age groups, explaining that they can profit from a pool of knowledge that more that one age group may possess. The paper assesses that if employers can see beyond the age, gender, religion and other various diversity behaviors of its employees and hire and promote its employees based on merit, skills, abilities and performance alone, some of the issues employers now face can be diminished to a certain degree.

From the Paper:

"Diversity is good for organizations and its employees. There are many forms of diversity and demographic characteristics. Ethnicity, gender, age, religion, personality traits, and differences in values and attitude are only a few of these characteristics. Diversity can be defined as the state of being distinct or different. Demographic characteristics are the differences in, but not limited to, age, ethnicity, or gender. Hudson Inclusion Solutions, a professional staffing firm conducted a survey of 1,800 employees and found the following statistics concerning diversity within workplaces. Of the 64 % of individuals who worked at company that promoted diversity, 18 % stated they know someone who had been discriminated against because of rage. 1 in 5 stated they knew someone who had been mistreated because of his or her gender."

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