Category: Diversity

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Workforce Diversity: Does Diversity Training Improve Creativity?

Companies talk all the time about the incredible value of diversity in driving innovation and creativity, yet the research tells us it’s not quite so clear-cut. Most companies already utilize some form of diversity training to try to get the most out of their diverse workforces, but even that is no guarantee of success. New research looks at the effectiveness of diversity training, and shows us the conditions in which it should—and shouldn’t—be used.

Combating Stereotype Threat in the Workplace

Employees are often concerned that they are being judged or stereotyped based on their demographics, and their job performance and work attitudes are often negatively affected. This perceived stereotype threat may be eliminated if actively confronted by organizational leaders using training or affirmation, rather than being passively ignored and allowed to fester.

Diversity Climate Cues in Recruitment: Do They Really Work?

Diversity in the workplace has become an increasingly important topic in recent years. A new study examines the draw of diversity during the hiring process, with a focus on how a prospective employee’s perception of an organization’s diversity climate may ultimately affect their interest in pursuing a given job.

Come a Little Closer: Community diversity and inclusiveness affect organizational outcomes (IO Psychology)

Topic: Diversity Publication: Personnel Psychology (Winter 2012) Article: Crossing the threshold: The spillover of community racial diversity and diversity climate to the workplace Authors: B. R. Ragins, J. A. Gonzalez, K. Ehrhardt, & R. Singh Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin Organizations are looking to increase diversity in the workplace, and the

Diversity in team training is helpful, but only to minorities (Human Resource Management)

Topic: Diversity Publication: Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology (SEP 2010) Article: Ethnic Diversity as a Multilevel Construct : The Combined Effects of Dissimilarity, Group Diversity, and Societal Status on Learning Performance in Work Groups Authors: Felix C. Brodbeck, Yves R. F. Guillaume and Nick J. Lee Reviewed By: Nupur Deshpande What