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Diversity

    Diversity Defined:Diversity is the mosaic of people who bring a variety of backgrounds, styles, perspectives, values, and beliefs as assets to the groups and organizations with which they interact.

    Society for Human Resource Management (National)

    Check out: Diversity Focus Area Features

    Honest difference of views and honest debate are not disunity.
    They are the vital process of policy among free men. 
    Herbert Clark Hoover

    Diversity AND Inclusion

    • Valuing diversity and creating inclusiveness are both the right things to do and smart business.
    • The presence of diversity does not guarantee inclusiveness.
    • Inclusiveness is the act or process of using the information, tools, skills, insights, and other talents that each individual has to offer for the mutual benefit and gain of everyone.  
    • Inclusiveness provides everyone with opportunities to contribute their thoughts, ideas, and concerns.
    • Inclusiveness results in people feeling valued and respected.
    • Inclusiveness requires conscious decisions and actions. It is achieved by the presence, alignment, and demonstration of policies, procedures, and individual behavior.
    • To create an inclusive organization, everyone must be included.

    Stats at a Glance – ANSWERS

    1. Which age group makes up the fastest-growing internet population? Baby Boomers & Seniors
    2. By the year 2030, those in the workforce over the age of ____ will double. Age 55
    3. What terms are used to refer to the population born during the period 1981-2000? Generation Y, Millennials, Nexters, Internet Generation
    4. What does the acronym GLBT stand for? Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgender
    5. What is the largest minority subgroup in the United States? People with Disabilities

    Asian and Pacific Islanders include people from what places of origin? the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, or the Pacific Islands