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This paper attempts to provide important insights that can help the company recognize the benefits of managing workplace diversity. The paper discusses how it is important for the company to become diverse in order to achieve a competitive advantage and increase work productivity and how managing diversity brings value to the organization, reduces employees' problems, and creates an environment where employees can access opportunities and challenges.
From the Paper:"Furthermore, managing workplace diversity can reduce employee turnover and absenteeism as well as increasing recruitment opportunities and a company's image.4 According to the systematic reviews of research study by European Commission in 2003, investments in workforce diversity policies can generate short and medium-term opportunities to improve cash flows by reducing costs, resolving labor shortages, opening up new markets, and improving performance in existing markets. Also, in the long-term, the evidence indicated that managing workforce diversity will improve the quality of human capital within a company and build a differentiated reputation with key stakeholders. 6 "
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