|The Importance of Workplace Diversity in Recruiting
|Rebecca L. Toribio |
|November 10, 2013 |
|This contains an overview of the importance of diversity in recruitment practices and a review of the pros and cons. Three articles have been |
|read and reviewed for the purpose of this assignment. |
Diversity is broadly defined and is a discipline of the human resources function which refers not only to the hiring of individuals from different races, ages and ethnicities but also to an organization's ability to use the unique qualities of its employees to support business objectives and goals. During this writing assignment, I not only read several articles, but I also reached out to one of my mentors Vice President of Human Resources for SYS Technologies, and how he believes ‘diversity’ encompassed in his organization. He stated: "Diversity refers to human qualities that are different from our own and those of groups to which we belong; but that are manifested in other individuals and groups. Dimensions of diversity include but are not limited to: age, ethnicity, gender, physical abilities/qualities, race, sexual orientation, educational background, geographic location, income, marital status, military experience, parental...