The Soft Element of Strategic Human Resource Management: The Employee's Perception of Diversity Climate

Sezerel H., TONUS H. Z.

10th International Strategic Management Conference, Rome, Italy, 19 - 21 June 2014, vol.150, pp.354-359 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 150
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.09.026
  • City: Rome
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.354-359
  • Keywords: Diversity climate, hotel industry, strategic human resource management, AFFIRMATIVE-ACTION
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Workforce diversity imposes itself as an imperative for organizations. Hence, today's organizations distinguish the diversified workforce as a tool to leverage business opportunities. In order to acquire a competitive advantage from human resources, diversity management comes to the front for all organizations. Managing diversity successfully requires a proper diversity climate for employees in all levels of organizations. This study reports the findings of a research study on the diversity climate among employees of a hotel chain. Both the t-test and one way ANOVA tests predict the perception of employees. The results show that diversity perceptions of employees predominantly depend on managerial status. (C) 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.