Strategic plan developmentAbstractDiversity policies are meant to improve an organizations performance. Diversity refers to the uniqueness of persons, societies and relationships. People have common and different human beliefs, attributes, orientations, expertise, norms and behaviors. A diversity plan outlines the tactics which should be used to harness the value of individuals’ similarities and difference to get better performance of a given organization and its staff. IntroductionThe effect of policies embedded in human resource management and administration practices count much on organizational performance and productivity. Human Resource Management has been affected by a number of dynamic factors currently.
Following these trends, there is a need, to adjust the Human Resource skills to fit in the changing business world. The Human Resource legislations have also changed and this makes the Human Resource Management practices to be adjusted to meet the requirements of the legislations. An apt human resource and relations department that engineers proper regulations and objectives towards the success of the company is ensured of coming out triumphantly when end year results are announced. Therefore, the concept of diversification on these policies (Boudreau, 1991), is paramount with a view of implementing and execution of the plans of the organization.
Putting in mind the current democratic policies, globalization and economic progress being realized momentously, the sense of diversification policy is fast creeping in the corporate world. The recent industry and legislation changes in Human Resource ManagementThe change of the contract service legislationHuman Resource Manager is required to ensure that the contract details are provided within the contract sheet with the employee; the complete details of the employee and the employer, basic working hours, details on the situations under the employee can be fined and other conditions that are applicable to the contract.
From the legislation, it is stated that, the employees, at the same level with similar responsibilities are entitled to same payment rates. Also, it provides that if the contract expires and the employee is still in the institution, then he is entitled to the right of serving in the company for indefinite time. This is not applicable if the contract is renewed within a time of one year. The employment conditionsThe rights of the employee are outlined, plus the conditions under which the contract can be terminated.
The law defines the minimum amount of wage that an employee is expected to earn from the service offered. This defines that the determination the wage should put into consideration the cost of living of the employee. The enumerations should be paid to the employee at regular intervals. Also, on the rights of an employee, there are clear outlines on the times when an employee should be entitled to leave. Legislation has been passed where; no employee should be fired on the basis of being involved in an illegal activity.
If any case, an employer is found to have fired an employee on such basis, he should be fined because it is considered to be unlawful. The employment and labor act of 2002, states that employment candidate should be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race or even cultural background.