Diverse Essay

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Running Head: Diverse vs. Non Diverse Diverse vs. Non Diverse Victor Thompson Rasmussen College Author Note This research is being submitted on December 12, 2012, for Vikki Dingman COG-B440 Section FRT-H Managing a Diverse Workforce Workforce diversity goes beyond a company's legal obligations to comply with equal opportunities and non-discrimination legislation. Companies that employ diverse workforces encourage different perspectives and promote learning from alternative perspectives. A diverse workforce should reflect the society in which the company operates in terms of race, gender, physical and mental ability, ethnicity, age, class, spiritual practice and sexual orientation. Employing a diverse workforce requires a company to create a culture that respects conflicting opinions and promotes the dignity of each member of the workforce. The companies that I’m going to look at are Wal-Mart and Hooters. Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, is no stranger to controversy. The company is often at the center of discussion regarding affordable goods and employee wages. But lost in the headlines of mainstream media, is Wal-Mart's stellar diversity record. This year, like last, Wal-Mart ranked 4th on Hispanic Business magazine's annual list of the nation's 60 most diverse companies, according to an extensive survey administered by HispanTelligence, the research arm of Hispanic Business Magazine. "Diversity and inclusion to us is a business imperative," said Donald Fan, senior director of the company's five-and-a-half-year-old office of diversity. With the demographics of the nation changing, he added, "we've got to represent or reflect that change, and to get ready for cultural shifts as well. We've got to make sure our workforce truly represents the communities we serve the customer base." (Kuznia, 2009) On minority hiring, Wal-Mart performs slightly above

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