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Hidden Inequalities in the Workplace


Hidden Inequalities in the Workplace

A Guide to the Current Challenges, Issues and Business Solutions
Palgrave Explorations in Workplace Stigma

von: Valerie Caven, Stefanos Nachmias

142,79 €

Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 09.09.2017
ISBN/EAN: 9783319596860
Sprache: englisch

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The book presents a critical framework for assessing whether organisational practice and function reinforces unseen potential differences amongst individuals in the workplace. It offers a comprehensive understanding and awareness of managerial and organisational practices that perpetuate social exclusion and discrimination towards individuals in the workplace. The book draws together themes of non-declared medical or physical conditions, voluntary and involuntary disclosure of difference, dietary requirements, lifestyle, organisational engagement and cognitive bias. As a result, the book provides a unique blend of scholarly and professional research, and brings those who have been affected by social stigmas and discrimination in the workplace to the fore. Hidden Inequalities in the Workplace also offers practical and strategic insights for practitioners, students and policy-makers, and delves the strategic nature of policy intervention and thought-provoking dialogue
1. Introduction;Valerie Caven and Stefanos Nachmias.- 2. The Challenges and Social Impact of Coeliac Disease in the Workplace; Valerie Caven and Stefanos Nachmias.- 3. The 'A' Word in Employment; Considerations of Asperger's Syndrome for HR Specialists; Anne Cockayne.- 4. Conflicts and Challenges of Gender in the Workplace: The Police Service in England, Wales and Northern Ireland; Janet Astley.- 5. The Quality of Work among Older Workers; Christopher Lawton and Daniel Wheatley.- 6. Flexible Working: Are we Ready for this?; Ning Wu.- 7. LGBT+ Participation in Sport: Invisible Participants, Hidden Spaces of Exclusion; Scott Lawley.- 8. Gender Differences in Paid and Unpaid Work; Daniel Wheatley, Christopher Lawton and Irene Hardill.- 9. Cognitive Biases in Recruitment, Selection and Promotion: The Risk of Subconscious Discrimination; Zara Whysall.- 10. Men and Gay Identity in the Workplace; Simon Roberts.- 11. Examining the Relationship between Discrimination and Disengagement; Sarah Pass.- 12. Hidden Inequalities of the Expatriate Workforce; Maranda Ridgway.- 13. Conclusion; Valerie Caven and Stefanos Nachmias.
Valerie Caven is Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK, and Academic Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. She is experienced in conducting qualitative research and has a strong understanding of both coeliac disease and the lack of organisational knowledge surrounding the management of the condition.Stefanos Nachmias is Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK, and Academic Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He is experienced in developing and delivering diversity awareness educational programmes and supporting organisations in addressing equality issues.
The book presents a critical framework for assessing whether organisational practice and function reinforces unseen potential differences amongst individuals in the workplace. It offers a comprehensive understanding and awareness of managerial and organisational practices that perpetuate social exclusion and discrimination towards individuals in the workplace. The book draws together themes of non-declared medical or physical conditions, voluntary and involuntary disclosure of difference, dietary requirements, lifestyle, organisational engagement and cognitive bias. As a result, the book provides a unique blend of scholarly and professional research, and brings those who have been affected by social stigmas and discrimination in the workplace to the fore. Hidden Inequalities in the Workplace also offers practical and strategic insights for practitioners, students and policy-makers, and delves the strategic nature of policy intervention and thought-provoking dialogue
Covers ‘grey’ areas that are not specifically covered by legislation such as non-declared disability, physical appearance, welfare, social capital, regional accent and dietary requirements

Provides insights into current issues in the workplace aiming to challenge current thinking and mobilise individual action towards developing positive working environmentsHighlights key findings and implications for individuals, policy-makers and organisations 

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