Effective Diversity Management of Expecting and New Parents

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Title Effective Diversity Management of Expecting and New Parents
Author Wilson, Meredith; Woods, Peter Robert; Phal, Leang
Journal Name International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations
Year Published 2006
Place of publication Melbourne
Publisher Common Ground Publishing
Abstract This article reviews the literature relating to the workplace issues of expecting and new parents within the framework of diversity management. Family status is a secondary dimension of diversity, and organisational responses to pregnant workers, new parents and those returning to work have rarely been explored in the context of diversity management. The concepts of diversity, diversity management and the benefits of effective diversity management are explored in relation to new and expecting parents. The issues of working mothers, pregnancy, breastfeeding, discrimination, industry segmentation, organisational commitment and organisational social responsibility in relation to diversity management are discussed. Recommendations are made regarding maternity leave, paternity leave, return to work strategies, flexible work practices, organisational culture and the role of supervisors.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://ijd.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.29/prod.209
Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the authors 2006 Griffith University. The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owners for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this journal please refer to the publisher's website or contact the authors.
Volume 5
Page from 1
Page to 8
ISSN 1447-9532
Date Accessioned 2007-03-14
Language en_AU
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Human Resources Management
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/13900
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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