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Workforce diversity : a human resource development perspective towards organizational performance

Ismail, Maimunah and Arokiasamy, Lawrence (2008) Workforce diversity : a human resource development perspective towards organizational performance. European Journal of Social Sciences, 6 (2). pp. 244-251. ISSN 1450-2267

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Workforce diversity has become an important issue in Malaysia as it is essentially linked to organizational performance. This implies that organizations should be more competitive in today’s globalisation. Thus workforce diversity is one of the fundamental solutions to enter the international arena. Specifically, organisations must invest necessary resources on workforce diversity in order to create opportunities for organisational performance. This article examines the extent to which workforce diversity has a direct impact on organizational performance. Finally, this article suggests that organizations should meaningfully redefine the notion of workforce diversity by reconsidering their broader theoretical underpinnings for a better human resource development practice.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Workforce diversity; Organisational performance and human resource development
Subject:Diversity in the workplace
Subject:Personnel management - Malaysia
Subject:Organizational learning
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Educational Studies
Publisher:EuroJournals
ID Code:17659
Deposited By: Emelda Mohd Hamid
Deposited On:15 May 2012 01:46
Last Modified:17 Dec 2012 03:14

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