Diversity programs have been considered as good investment whose returns have been very beneficial to organisation. Successful professionals are learning to demonstrate the contribution of diversity programs to the business on macro and micro levels. Great deal was spent in diversity programs, but the outcomes of these programs proved to be valuable for the success of many organisations in the short and long term, as Mitali Ved, ( 1995) has indicated That:" We have to remember that having diversified workforce is not something a company should have, actually it is some thing that has happened or is soon going to happen due to the fact that we have a more diversified population." .
Diversity in the workplace is becoming more and more prevalent. .
Corporations in all industries are encouraging minorities, women, elderly .
workers, people with disabilities as well as foreign workers to join the dominant workforce in the workplace.
Diversity of the workforce is clearly here to stay. Business owners and managers, experts say, will still need to maintain or step up efforts to recruit and advance ethnic minorities in the year 2003 and beyond. Essentially, because having a diverse work force .
and managing it effectively will simply be good business for various companies. (Nelton, Sharon p.25).
Society and workplace are changing in many important ways. One of the most visible and perhaps most important ways is the increasing diversity. This offers us challenges as well as opportunities. Recently, the concept of diversity has completely has witnessed a fundamental change compared to before. It is predicted that by the year 2005, women, minorities, and the disabled will dominate the workforce ("Managing Diversity", 1999). Organisations that are viewed as biased against these groups will not attract the competent workforce.
Today, it is vital that organizations prove their impartiality in order to be .