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Ensuring a diverse workforce is a strategic function of the human resources department. Before a human resources individual can effectively guide leaders in developing a diverse workforce, it is important to understand the key issues associated with diversity in the workplace.
Using the library, Internet, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Web site, research these topics, and answer the following questions, be specific and detailed in your response:
Describe the difference between diversity and affirmative action?
What are the elements of a culturally diverse workforce?
Discuss the challenges organizational leadership must address in establishing and leading a diverse workforce?
If you were guiding your organization to maintain a more diverse workforce, what steps would you recommend to ensure diversity?
What methods would you use to monitor the organization’s efforts toward achieving a diverse workforce?