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Ethnic Minority Personnel Careers: Hindrances and Hopes

Ross, Catharine (2004) Ethnic Minority Personnel Careers: Hindrances and Hopes. Personnel Review, 33 (4). pp. 468-484. ISSN 0048-3486

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Abstract

Personnel departments often have particular responsibility for equal opportunities within their organizations. This paper explores equal opportunities within personnel departments themselves, in relation to the careers of ethnic minority personnel practitioners. Through primary research, it identifies a range of criteria which can affect personnel careers, of which ethnic origin is often one. However, although being categorized as of ethnic minority origin often hinders personnel careers, the paper reveals that it is sometimes possible for individuals who are so categorized to overcome that negative effect through demonstrating some of those other criteria. Thus, the paper suggests, it is not just organisational equal opportunities practices which may provide hope for ethnic minority personnel careers but also – and perhaps more importantly – the actions of the ethnic minority individuals themselves. Ways in which personnel departments might support these actions are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: personnel careers, ethnicity, equal opportunities, discrimination, management of diversity, Britain, ethnic minorities, personnel administration
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Academic Departments > Worcester Business School
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Depositing User: Catharine Ross
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2009 10:49
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2010 05:00
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/652

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