Diversity and employment equity

Erwee, Ronel (2012) Diversity and employment equity. In: Human resource management in Australia and New Zealand. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Australia, pp. 66-100. ISBN 9780195575705


In this chapter we define workforce diversity and its dimensions and reasons for increased diversity in workplaces. We note diversity in the international areana although this is discussed in greater detail in Chapter 19 to point out that given globalisation, cultural diversity is unavoidable in today’s companies. We further examine the current situation in Malaysia, the USA and Australia. We also discuss employment equity, consider the need for employment equity, present arguments for and against affirmative action and employment equity, as well as various international applications of employment equity. In the chapter we use health service examples of one state in Australia to illustrate the implementation of relevant laws in that state and their application in a specific work context. Finally, we look at a couple of diversity programmes at some Canadian banks.

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Additional Information: Chapter 3. This is a textbook, so is not reportable for HERDC. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2013 01:58
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2017 04:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: diversity; employment equity
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910402 Management
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21542

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