Diversity and Inclusion

Abstract

For over twenty years, the topic of workforce diversity and inclusion has been the center of discussion in American organizations. While most have come to agree that workforce diversity is important, strategies for implementation have not been easy.   Studies show that since the release of the well-received 1988 Workforce 2000, conducted by the internationally recognized think tank, Hudson Institute and the 1988 Projections 2000, conducted by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics,   diversity in senior management positions up to executive leadership positions continue to be scarce. Both reports projected the changing demographics of the workforce that included forecasting the increase presence of women and minorities in the workforce. The paper attempts to evaluate how - if at all - a corporate diversity program affects on executive leadership hiring opportunities.
 


Corporate Diversity Programs 1

How Can Corporate Diversity Programs Increase Executive Leadership Hiring Opportunities?

For twenty plus years the topic of workplace diversity and inclusion has been the center of discussion in American organizations. While most have come to agree that workforce diversity is important, strategies for implementation have not been easy.   Studies show that since the release of the well-received 1988 Workforce 2000 report, conducted by the internationally recognized think tank, Hudson Institute and the 1988 Projections 2000 report, conducted by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, diversity in senior management positions up to executive leadership positions continue to be scarce. The reports projected the changing demographics of the workforce that included forecasting the increase presence of women and minorities in the workforce. The paper attempts to evaluate how - if at all - a corporate diversity program affects executive leadership hiring opportunities in associations and other firms. Research studies show that even today‚Äôs modern...