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.
Studies show that diversity within organizations can lead to both positive and negative outcomes. The study detailed in “A meta-analytic evaluation of diversity training outcomes” suggests that diversity training– a course of instruction aimed at increasing the participants’ cultural awareness, knowledge, and skills in order to benefit an organization– plays a key role in determining the impact diversity has on the company.
Many organizations may not realize that their recruitment websites provide diversity cues about their company culture. Research looks at how Black and White viewers process the information they see. The findings might surprise you.
Conventional wisdom would tell you that age diversity in the workplace is a bad thing. It can be costly and leads to communication difficulties, as well as value conflicts. However, there are important benefits to an age diverse workforce that can strengthen your organization, provided work is structured in a way that allows creative solutions to business problems.
When we discuss a glass ceiling, we are usually thinking of women. But non-native speakers face similar workplace discrimination. Surprisingly, neither conventional racism nor anticipated problems with communication or collaboration ability are to blame. A new study explains the unexpected misperception that leads to this type of discrimination.
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
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
Publication: Journal of Vocational Behavior (online pre-publication)
Article: Evaluating career success of African American males: It’s what you know and who you are that matters.
Authors: Johnson, C. D. & Eby, L. T.
Reviewed by: Larry Martinez
Publication: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (MAY 2011)
Article: “What About Me? Perceptions of Exclusion and Whites’ Reactions toMulticulturalism
Authors: Victoria C. Plaut, Flannery G. Garnett, Laura E. Buffardi, Jeffrey Sanchez-
Reviewed by: Mary Alice Crowe-Taylor
Publication: Journal of Vocational Behavior (In press)
Article: Trans-parency in the workplace: How the experiences of transsexual employees can be
Authors: Law, C. L., Martinez, L. R., Ruggs, E. N., Hebl, M. R., & Akers, E.
Reviewed by: Larry Martinez