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Discuss some ways the workforce of the United States is diverse, and within the context of responsible stewardship how the organization can draw upon the skills of an increasingly diverse force.

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A diverse workforce frequently refers to the differences in race, gender and age among employees but it actually includes a wide range of cultural differences from fundamental values and objectives to socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. The most common type of workforce diversity is demographic background which normally includes age, gender and ethnicity but can also include veteran and disability status, work history and professional degrees. Another type of workforce diversity in the United States is different life experiences of individuals. For example, a ...

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Diversity Training Manual

You have been hired as the manager of human resources (HR) by the company's chief executive officer (CEO). During your interview process, the CEO indicated that in the last 2 decades, the workforce demographics of her company had changed dramatically. Although this had been occurring, both the previous HR manager as well as all of the company's front-line supervisors had remained as they had been for years: primarily, white males, now in their 50s and early 60s, from a Judeo-Christian background. The CEO indicated that at a frequent rate, workplace strife had been increasing, and it seemed related to the changing demographics of the workforce itself. The CEO asked you to compile a training manual that consists of sections that are meant for the training of employees and to raise awareness and sensitivity to diversity issues.

To complete the CEO's request for a comprehensive training manual, she has asked you to first create a table of contents for the manual and to complete at least 20% of the manual itself.

Diversity Training Manual: Overview

The content of the complete manual will be developed throughout the course and will need to cover diversity issues, specifically the following forms of discrimination:
Religious
Ethnic
Gender
Age

There must be information regarding the following:
Recent trends
Forecasts about the changing general population
Legislation covering these type issues

There will need to be subsections that deal with the following information:
Customs and values of each group
The need for sensitivity to differing values and customs
Legislation affecting supervisor regulations

Diversity Training Manual: Part I

Given that the training manual will be dealing with several diversity issues, prepare the table of contents and write the first part of the manual, which should deal with some useful background for the company's existing and future hourly employees.
The first parts that the CEO wants completed are as follows:

A preliminary outline of the entire manual (this may change as you work on the project)

The table of contents

The following sections regarding in the demographics of the U.S. population should be included:
o Current statistics
o Recent trends
o Forecasted trends

Using the Web sites listed, present information about trends in the U.S. populations regarding the following information:
o Immigrant versus native
o Religion
o Age
o Race

References needed.

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