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Diversity Management in the Public Sector

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How does diversity management differ from equal employment opportunities and affirmative action? Which do you think is the most effective in maintaining a diverse workforce? Explain your answer. What possible effects, positive and negative, might your choice have on diversity in your organization?

What are the characteristics of an effective diversity management program? What do you think is the most important characteristic? How might you ensure that these characteristics are included and applied effectively into an organization's diversity management plan?

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The response provides you an explanation of complying with anti-discrimination laws. It also gives you two relevant references.

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Diversity management refers to the strategy to promote the perception, acknowledgement and implementation of diversity in the workplace. This is a strategy designed to maintain a positive workplace environment. In contrast, equal opportunity employment means that there should be no discrimination in matters of recruitment, hiring, compensation, and promotion in the workplace. Usually discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin is not allowed. The US Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, 1964 is a law that protects US employees from workplace discrimination. On the other hand affirmative action is the equal opportunity employment measures that firm and companies take to prevent discrimination against employees or applicants for employment. Affirmative action may take the shape of targeted recruitment, employee development ...

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