Est. time: 14 min

The demographics of America's population have significantly changed. Minority populations continue to grow. And there are more employees with physical and mental disabilities in the work place. This diverse population is the pool of future employees, supervisors, students, teachers, etc. The labor pool is also expected to diminish with the upcoming retirement of baby boomers. It is expected that their will not be enough individuals to fill the open jobs. In this tutorial developed by Toni Talbot of Human Resource Management Services, you will learn what diversity is and why it is important; learn how to make diversity part of your organization's culture via policy, practice and training; learn that diversity is more about respect and appreciation of others rather than differences; and you will learn that it takes time, determination and planning to instill diversity but that the gain is worth the effort.