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Managing diversity is a strategic approach towards HRM. It is about utilising human resources efficiently and effectively by identifying significant differences in the workforce and labour markets, and exploring the potential advantages of workforce diversity. This subject will examine the key issues of managing diversity from both a theoretical and empirical perspective. The focus of the subject is anti-discrimination in all aspects of employment. This will be examined by a consideration of the discrimination and fairness, access and legitimacy, and learning and effectiveness paradigms.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Explain and critically evaluate the issues related to using staff efficiently and effectively;
- Illustrate the significant differences in the workforce and labour markets;
- Analyse and evaluate the potential advantages of workforce diversity.
On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:
- Problem solving and critical thinking skills, which should be developed through seminar discussion, and research based on theoretical and empirical information;
- Communication skills and collaborative learning, which should be developed through joint research and oral presentations;
- The ability to apply theory to practice, which should be enhanced by analysing cases;
- Synthesis of information, which should be fostered by adopting a strategic approach towards managing diversity of workforce.
Last updated: 3 November 2022