WORKPLACE DIVERSITY (STATUTORY PROVISIONS, ADVANTAGES AND CHALLENGES)
Dr. Vandana Pandey
Associate Professor, Department of Commerce
Harishchandra PG college. Varanasi
Abstract- Workforce diversity means similarities and differences among employees in terms of age, cultural background, physical abilities and disabilities, race, religion, gender, and sexual orientation. (Ankita Saxena, Elsevier, 2014). The workforce is more diverse than ever in history. People from different social, economic, educational, geographical, technological, etc backgrounds are entering the same workplace. Managing such enhanced diversity in the workplace is becoming more challenging for a modern HR manager. The present paper is focused on the concepts of management of workplace diversity, challenges, and advantages. It will mainly concern 21st-century issues related to workplace diversity. This paper will also critically analyze the constitutional necessity of managing workforce diversity.
Keywords- Diversity, racism, workplace, globalization, and HR manager.