Join us for our September membership meeting, Why Should I be Concerned about Diversity in the Workplace?, presented by Angela Hendrieth, on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 11:30am - 1:00pm at the Capital City Country Club.
There is only one category of humans: Individuals.
American business is now in the vanguard of acknowledging and acting on this recognition of reality. The wise employer now refuses to make capability or potential contribution assumptions based on any individual’s physical, cultural, origin, or belief system characteristics. Today employers strive to include individuals with any and all characteristics because it's good business and it makes business sense.
In a Diversity World article, R. McInnes writes that today's companies are motivated to diversify their workforces by seven factors.
1. Social Responsibility. To employ the disadvantaged.
2. Economic Payback. To give individuals the break they need to earn a living.
3. Resource Imperative. To attract the best available talent within the labor pool.
4. Legal Requirement. To implement equal employment opportunity laws.
5. Marketing Strategy. To build a workforce that reflects a diverse customer base.
6. Communications Strategy. To assure effective communications with all stakeholders.
7. Capacity-Building Strategy. To better adapt to change.
Without regard for the motivation, today's organizations must seek to achieve and maintain diversity in their workforces. Not to do so causes missed opportunities and negative consequences. It is essential for employers to regularly remind their employees to work toward diversity.
Upon completing this training session, the participants should be able to:
- Define workforce diversity
- Specify reasons for increasing importance of workforce diversity
- Identify three dimensions of workforce diversity
- List ways workforce diversity improves a business
Presenter: Angela Hendrieth
As Manager of Equity and Workforce Development for the City of Tallahassee, Angela Hendrieth’s primary responsibilities include proactively addressing threats to diversity through the introduction and implementation of innovative, high quality Equal Opportunity programs, services and activities. This includes coordinating the Mayor’s Summit on Race, Culture and Human Relations, Annual Day of Dialogue, commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday and staffing the Tallahassee Human Relations Council. Additionally, she oversees a comprehensive training and development program which provides a variety of course to city employees and the public at large.
A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Angela has worked in government for the past 26, the last 10 with the City of Tallahassee.
This program has been approved by HRCI for 1 hour of general certification credit.
Registration closes Monday, September 8,2014