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Human Resource Management in a Business Context

Human Resource Management in a Business Context, 3rd edition
by Alan Price
 Human Resource Management in a Business Context provides an international focus on the theory and practice of people management. A thorough and comprehensive overview of all the key aspects of HRM, including articles from HRM Guide and other sources, key concepts, review questions and case studies for discussion and analysis.
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Managing Diversity
Race and ethnicity

 Ethnic diversity

For historical reasons, most countries have populations of different ethnic origins. Typically these are highlighted by colour or religious differences. Few countries have true equality between these groups. Stelcner (2000) reviews considerable disparities between incomes earned by 'visible minorities' and aboriginals in Canada in comparison with the white population. Carmichael and Woods (2000) confirm that black, Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi workers in the UK are disadvantaged relative to whites, experiencing higher rates of unemployment and tending to be under-represented in higher-paid, non-manual occupations. Elvira and Zatzick (2002) found that whites are less likely to be laid off than African-Americans or Hispanics. (...)

  Myth and the Baby Boomer Diversity has not produced equality, with the same differences of income based on race, ethnicity and country of birth as those born in earlier periods.

  Black and Asian workers suffer wage discrimination

  Cross Cultural Interviews
With companies recruiting from a pool of candidates from different nationalities, cultures and faiths the cross cultural interview is an area that must be analysed properly if recruiters wish to capitalize on the potential available to them. This is necessary to ensure that candidates in cross cultural interviews are not discriminated against through misperceptions and poor judgements.


Racism is usually equated with hostility and prejudice (...) the perception of racism as obvious prejudicial opinions and attitudes obscures subtler, more insidious forms of discrimination.

  Racism - excerpt from Human Resource Management in a Business Context focusing on institutional racism.

 Race and ethnicity legislation

  Canadian Employment Acts -  HRDC link page for information on employment acts in Canada

  UK - Race relations legislation takes effect

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