Experiential activities help students understand workplace diversityThis book shows readers how to create an inclusive work environment and culture that can value and leverage the contributions of all members, regardless of personal characteristics that are not pertinent to the job. To achieve this, the book provides a comprehensive set of learning activities that address issues related to workplace diversity.  Drawing on a variety of work settings, including both business and not-for-profit organizations, Managing a Diverse Workforce, Third Edition will be an invaluable asset for human resource development courses in departments of management, public administration, and human services. It is a perfect companion to core texts on workforce diversity, including Gary Powell's Women and Men in Management, Fourth Edition (SAGE).

The College Graduate

The college graduate
  • To examine issues that arise when college graduates enter the workplace.
  • To examine interactions between younger and older employees in work settings.
  • To examine the influence of physical appearance on workplace interactions.
Time:60 to 75 minutes


As stated in the introduction to the previous learning activity, The Older Employee, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) bans discrimination against individuals who are 40 years old and over. However, the ADEA does not protect individuals under the age of 40 who may also be subject to age discrimination.

Several issues may arise when younger workers who are college graduates, especially if they have little work experience, begin their employment. On the one hand, older coworkers as well as coworkers who are less educated ...

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