Implementation Strategies for Improving Diversity in Organizations

Implementation Strategies for Improving Diversity in Organizations

Claretha Hughes (University of Arkansas, USA)
Release Date: July, 2020|Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 451
ISBN13: 9781799847458|ISBN10: 1799847454|EISBN13: 9781799847465|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4745-8


Awareness and inclusion are not enough to create effective change in organizations and society. Instead, organizations must implement strategies to ensure that they not only improve diversity, but also place their employees on career development plans that provide the best fit between individual and organizational needs as well as personal characteristics and career roles.

Implementation Strategies for Improving Diversity in Organizations is a pivotal reference source that provides crucial research on the application of stratagems designed to increase organizational change, chiefly to integrate diverse individuals, including physically disabled individuals, women, and people of color, into the workforce. The book also looks at discriminatory practices involving the physical appearance of workers. While highlighting topics such as career development, lookism, and ethnic discrimination, this publication explores new, innovative ideas influencing the paradigm shift for the modern workforce as well as the methods of career development. This book is ideally designed for managers, executives, human resources professionals, researchers, business practitioners, academicians, and students.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • African American Women
  • Career Development
  • Disabilities
  • Discrimination
  • Diversity Management
  • Gender Diversity
  • Inclusivity
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Lookism
  • Mentoring Strategies
  • People of Color
  • STEM Careers
  • Women in the Workplace
  • Workplace Inequality

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Claretha Hughes, PhD, MBA, is Professor of Human Resource and Workforce Development at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Her research focuses on value creation through the use of human resource development and technology development. She is interested in the impact of the value of people and technology (1) on teaching and learning processes and motivation, (2) on organizational culture, change strategies, and leadership, and (3) on technology in the workplace environment and employee behavior. She is the 2009 University Council of Workforce and Human Resource Education Outstanding Assistant Professor. Dr. Hughes has a PhD from Virginia Tech, a MT degree from NC State University, a BA from Clemson University, and an MBA from the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. She has publications in journals, such as Human Resource Development Review, Workforce Education Forum, the International Journal of Human Resource Development and Management,and the Journal of the North American Management Society. Her book Valuing People and Technology in the Workplace: A Competitive Advantage Framework won the 2013 R. Wayne Pace Book of the Year Award from the Academy of Human Resource Development.