Diversity: PPM Editor’s Choice

ppmLooking for articles on important topics in human resources? The Public Personnel Management Editor’s Choice Collections cover organizational commitment, employee benefits, turnover, diversity, and much more. Click here to see them all, or read on for highlights from the diversity collection:

PPM_72ppiRGB_150pixWSalomon A. Guajardo of the City University of New York writes in his article, “Workforce Diversity: An Application of Diversity and Integration Indices to Small Agencies“:

Over the past 40 years, the research on workforce diversity has increased significantly. Despite this increased research, little attention has been given to the application of diversity and integration indices to departments with small workforces. Even less attention has been given to inferences that are made based on the diversity or integration scores that are obtained from the application of diversity indices. These issues are important because human resources managers and administrators are likely to modify or implement diversity policies or initiatives based on the diversity scores they obtain. This article applies three diversity indices to departments with small workforces and evaluates how data aggregation affects diversity scores and the inferences made based on those scores.

And in their paper “Diversity Management: Development, Practices, and Perceptions among State and Local Government Agencies,” Heather Wyatt-Nichol of the University of Baltimore and Kwame Badu Antwi-Boasiako of Stephen F. Austin State University write:

In addition to normative claims and theoretical arguments that support diversity management, a recent study by Pitts provides empirical evidence linking diversity management to organizational performance. Using data from the 2006 Federal Human Capital Survey he found that positive perceptions of work group performance were more prevalent among whites than minorities. An examination of gender differences also revealed that women were more likely to have positive perceptions of group performance. Of greater significance is evidence of a positive relationship between diversity management, job satisfaction, and organizational performance.

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About Cynthia Nalevanko, Senior Editor, SAGE Publishing

Founded in 1965, SAGE is the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. Known for our commitment to quality and innovation, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students across a broad range of subject areas. With over 1500 employees globally from principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC, and Melburne, our publishing program includes more than 1000 journals and over 900 books, reference works and databases a year in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine. Believing passionately that engaged scholarship lies at the heart of any healthy society and that education is intrinsically valuable, SAGE aims to be the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. This means playing a creative role in society by disseminating teaching and research on a global scale, the cornerstones of which are good, long-term relationships, a focus on our markets, and an ability to combine quality and innovation. Leading authors, editors and societies should feel that SAGE is their natural home: we believe in meeting the range of their needs, and in publishing the best of their work. We are a growing company, and our financial success comes from thinking creatively about our markets and actively responding to the needs of our customers.

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