SHRA's Diversity Chair - Vacant position
If you are interested in joining the diversity committee, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The committee's aim is to act as a resource that the SHRA membership may use to increase workplace diversity. Please contact for assistance.
Diversity in Today's Workplace
Workplace diversity can be thought of 'the collective mixture of differences and similarities that includes for example, individual and organizational characteristics, values, beliefs, experiences, backgrounds, preferences, and behaviors. (source SHRM)
But there's more to workplace diversity than meets the eye. Diversity traits can be thought of as visible or invisible, and can be graphically represented as shown below: (source SHRM)
Workplace diversity is about appreciating differences and adapting work practices to create an inclusive environment in which diverse skills, perspectives and backgrounds are valued.
Developing a Diversity Program at your Organization
Below are some resources to assist you in developing a diversity program
at your organization by reviewing why diversity is important, links to guides
that will help you begin the research, and a template to help you compare your
recruitment area by race and gender, per census area. Additionally, we have
provided resources linking to heritage guides, a multicultural calendar and
monthly diversity celebration topic areas. We hope you find this toolkit
helpful and look forward to hearing your feedback by emailing to email@example.com
Why is Diversity Important?
Workplace diversity is about appreciating differences and adapting work
practices to create an inclusive environment in which diverse skills,
perspectives and backgrounds are valued.
By bringing together
our different backgrounds, skills, and experiences, businesses are better able
to mold the type of innovative and creative solutions needed to succeed in an
increasingly competitive economy.
· Guide to Developing a Diversity Program at your
Compare your organization by your recruitment area and by
race/gender per census data
Celebrating Diversity Each Month of the Year:
Heritage Month Guide: http://www.diversitycentral.com/calendar/heritagemonthguide.php
Multicultural Calendar: http://diversitycentral.com/calendar/index.php