Essays on The Role of a Diverse Workforce in Company's Development Literature review

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The paper “ The Role of a Diverse Workforce in  Company’ s Development” is an affecting example of the literature review on human resources. In recent times, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of women joining the workforce. The changes have contributed to affirmative action as well as equal employment legislation, economic realities, and the feminist movement. Even presently, women still earn less compared to their male counterparts and some companies still discriminate against women when it comes to hiring and promotion based on various basis. As the representation of women in the workforce continues to increase, they experience unique problems and concerns.

This is because the lives of women are distinct from that of men. For example, women have the responsibility of giving birth and taking care of the children. Furthermore, in most cases, women choose to minimize their commitment to part-time schedules or carry their careers in a serial fashion and instead spend their time as a mother and wife prior to entering the workforce. A high percentage of women are being discriminated against while looking for a job or while on the job because the employee thinks that they are likely to become pregnant or they are pregnant.

For several years, employees have been permitted to discriminate against women and the discrimination was justifiable by the fact that women are likely to become pregnant. One in five directors of British companies admitted that they avoid hiring women between the age of 20 and 30 who are more likely to have babies. (BBC Radio 4 Nov 2007). In the past, women were temporarily assigned part-time, temporary, or at times assigned to low demanding jobs.

This is because it was assumed that the first priority of women was to bear children and take care of their families. Additionally, unmarried women between the age of 20 to 30 years were likely to quit their jobs immediately they get unmarried while the married ones between similar age groups were likely to quit their jobs too as soon as they get pregnant. Studies have proven that women with children's minds more about their compared to their work. Additionally, there has been a widespread belief that as compared to men, women are not as capable either emotionally, mentally, or physically.

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