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Tolley's Managing a Diverse Workforce - Nikki Booth

Paperback Published: 1st February 2005
ISBN: 9780406971494
Number Of Pages: 246

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Legislation governing employee welfare is becoming increasingly strict, and nowhere is this more prevalent than in dealing with a diverse workplace.
Every organisation contains employees who can be considered diverse. Diverse employee can include pregnant women, people with illnesses, young and old workers and those with disabilities. In today's society, where more people with disability and illness are entering the workplace, it is essential for both the organisation and the employee that managers are able to deal effectively with a diverse workplace.
Tolley's Managing a Diverse Workplace provides unrivalled guidance on complying with the legislation and regulations specific to the management of diverse employees. Aimed at both HR and health and safety managers, this unique handbook comprehensively covers the key legislation that affects this important area. Other important features include:
-Legislation, regulation and the employer
-Legislation, regulation and health & safety
-Managing the employment aspects of diverse employees
-Managing the health & safety of diverse employees
-Management systems / tools
-Managing changing relationships
-The future of diverse employees
With corporate social responsibility being such a hot topic, the effective management of diverse employees is high on most companies' agendas. This one-stop reference guide will ensure that organisations are sufficiently equipped to identify those workers considered to be at risk, and manage these risks to their mutual benefit.
* Shows how to manage the wide and varied levels of diversity among employees
* Explains and provides guidance on the key legislation and regulations specific to the area of diversity.
* Includes practical tips and case studies to apply within your organization

Table of Casesp. vii
Table of Statutesp. ix
Table of Statutory Instrumentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
What is diverse/diversity?p. 1
Who are diverse employees?p. 1
Bullyingp. 11
Why are these employees diverse?p. 11
How should organisations manage diverse employees?p. 13
Spiralling costs of sick leave and payp. 14
Impact of employment tribunalsp. 16
How will this book be relevant to the HR manager?p. 17
How will this book help the HR manager fulfill their responsibilities?p. 18
Legislation, Regulation and the Employerp. 21
Introductionp. 21
Employment law protectionp. 21
Womenp. 26
Religious groupsp. 37
Disabled employeesp. 39
Racep. 43
Sexual orientationp. 45
What does the HR manager need to know and do in order to comply with the law and regulations?p. 46
Managing grievance proceduresp. 46
Legislation, Regulation and Health and Safetyp. 49
Introductionp. 49
The Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974p. 49
Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999p. 52
Health surveillancep. 57
Safe system of workp. 65
Employment agencyp. 69
Provision and use of personal protective equipmentp. 70
Young personp. 71
Child at workp. 72
Managing the Employment Aspects of Diverse Employeesp. 73
Introductionp. 73
What are the responsibilities of the HR manager?p. 73
HR policy for managing diverse employeesp. 76
Recruitment checklists and guidelinesp. 79
Communicationsp. 87
Managing sicknessp. 92
Managing grievance, disciplinary and capability proceduresp. 99
Managing the Health and Safety of Diverse Employeesp. 107
Vulnerability in the context of health and safetyp. 107
Health service workplace violencep. 107
Responsibilities of the health and safety managerp. 127
Developing a diversity policyp. 129
Carrying the diversity policy forwardp. 130
Benefiting from diversityp. 131
Trainingp. 131
Monitoring, audit and reviewp. 131
Management Systems/Toolsp. 135
Introductionp. 135
Acts of violence against employeesp. 135
Risk assessmentp. 136
Workplace bullyingp. 160
Manual handlingp. 163
Discussion of HR management toolsp. 166
Managing Changing Relationshipsp. 173
Introductionp. 173
What impact does diversity have on causing shifts in working relationships?p. 174
Monitoring who in the workplace is affected by diversityp. 175
What issues are caused by these changes in working relationships?p. 177
Best practice methods to avoid negative issues diversity can createp. 182
How to recognise signs of stress and harassment in the workplacep. 185
How best to manage incidences of stress, bullying, harassment and violencep. 187
Conclusionp. 193
The Future of Diverse Employeesp. 195
Introductionp. 195
Impact of diversityp. 195
Impact of demographicsp. 197
Forthcoming legislation and regulationsp. 199
Minimum wagep. 199
Asylum seekersp. 199
Indexp. 215
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ISBN: 9780406971494
ISBN-10: 0406971498
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 246
Published: 1st February 2005
Publisher: TAYLOR & FRANCIS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.22 x 15.14  x 1.22
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1