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The implications of perceived workplace inclusion for attracting and retaining the younger workforce with diverse backgrounds

The implications of perceived workplace inclusion for attracting and retaining the younger workforce with diverse backgrounds

Cai, Minjie (2019) The implications of perceived workplace inclusion for attracting and retaining the younger workforce with diverse backgrounds. In: BAM2019 CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS. British Academy of Management. ISBN 978-0995641327

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Abstract

Millennial survey data published by consultancy firms suggest a dominant role of workplace diversity and inclusion in influencing Generation Y’s perception of and commitment to employers. While diversity practices have been gradually introduced by many organisations to address inequality issues in recruitment and promotion, the impact of these practices on employees’ actual perception of inclusion remains unclear. There is also mixed evidence on generational differences, which raises questions about whether the younger workforce, especially those who belong to historically excluded identity groups, interpret workplace inclusion differently from other generational cohorts. This developmental paper explores the subject with a structured review of the existing evidence and outlines the research design of a wider empirical project. It aims to shift the popular focus on surface diversity to inclusion and contribute to the understanding of how organisations can adapt their strategies to attract and retain the increasingly diverse future workforce.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: BAM2019 CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
Additional Information: Presented at the British Academy of Management Annual Conference 2019, Birmingham, UK, 3rd-5th September 2019
Uncontrolled Keywords: workplace inclusion, future workforce, generational differences, human resource
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW)
Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
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Last Modified: 25 Feb 2020 15:15
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/24444

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