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A positive approach to studying diversity in organizations
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Considering that the topic of workplace diversity often garners unhappy discussions of prejudice, isolation, and conflict, it's not surprising that many researchers avoid the topic altogether. Only 5 percent of articles published in management journals from 2000-2008 included race or gender in their keywords. In this paper, Harvard Business School professors Lakshmi Ramarajan and David Thomas propose a positive approach to studying diversity, with hopes that this will lead managers to feel more positive about adopting diversity policies in the workplace. More

Nursing mentors aim to bridge field's diversity gap
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While nursing schools are now graduating Hispanic students faster than any other ethnic group, many of those students say they feel they lack a support system among peers and faculty. That's why Michele Crespo-Fierro, a registered nurse and clinical instructor at NYU's College of Nursing founded campus group Latinos Aspiring To Imagine Nursing Opportunities, or LATINOS. NYU featured the group on the cover of the school's fall magazine.

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Survey: Majority of Americans believe committed gay couples should receive equal workplace benefits as heterosexual married couples
The Miami Herald    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
According to the 2010 Out & Equal Workplace Survey, nearly 8-in-10 – or 78 percent - of heterosexual adults agree that how an employee performs at his or her job should be the standard for judging an employee, not their sexual orientation. Also, three out of five – or 62 percent - of heterosexual adults agree that regardless of their sexual orientation, all employees are entitled to equal benefits on the job, such as health insurance for their partners or spouses. More

US Department of Labor awards $2.4 million to improve
employment for people with disabilities

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The United States Department of Labor announced it awarded four cooperative agreements totaling over $2.4 million to improve the employment opportunities for people with disabilities. … The awards were given as part of the DOL's "Add Us In" initiative and through the department’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. In the United States, more than 10 million people of ethnic and racial minority groups have long-lasting disabling conditions or impairments. More

Benefits of bridging the generational gap
Jacksonville Daily Record    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
People are living and working longer, and the workplace is developing a "generational diversity." So how do people who watched television in black and white relate to people who watch television on their cell phones? Generational diversity is a term used to describe a work force that includes Baby Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y. One of the latest issues in the workplace is how to manage the strengths of a multigenerational workforce. More

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Beyond race and gender; bringing workplace diversity
to a higher level

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We've come a long way since the days of Rosie the Riveter, but some experts believe the American workplace has room for improvement. Even today, some workplaces consider variances in race and gender as diversity. But there's more to a diverse company than the color of employees' skin. Dr. Ann Evangelista, a consultant and organizational psychologist for TalentQuest, a talent and performance management company based in Atlanta, said employers need to look deeper to find workers' diversities. More

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10 tips to create a flexible, virtual work environment
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The workplace flexibility movement has two things going for it: one, it's not going away, and two, just like the word itself, it can adapt and change to fit any organizational culture. Business and Professional Women's Foundation is a non-profit research and education organization that supports workforce development programs and workplace policies that recognize the diverse needs of working women, communities and businesses. More

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Primary care training programs receive $17 million
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The Health Resources and Services Administration has issued $17 million in grants to bolster primary care training programs in communities across the nation. "(The grants) target community-level health professions shortages, support workforce diversity, and provide for retooling our workforce to meet the demands of an aging population, the chronically ill, and disabled," said HRSA Administrator Mary K. Wakefield, RN. More

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Obesity: The next deluge of disability bias suits?
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Can obesity qualify as a disability? The folks at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission say yes. The EEOC has filed suit against Resources for Human Development, a national non-profit human services organization, claiming it fired a child-care worker because she was obese. The agency claims the firing violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. More
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