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How leaders can support diversity as a tool for employee engagement in Ireland

de Lima, Thayse (2021) How leaders can support diversity as a tool for employee engagement in Ireland. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The concept of diversity in the workplace has increased over the years, this paper highlights how leaders can support the organisation to increase diversity and use it as a tool for employee engagement in Ireland. The country has been experiencing demographic changes and organisations in the Irish territory need to understand the importance of wisely managing a diverse workforce. This paper chooses two organisations in Ireland with different organisational cultures to show the similarities and differences in how leaders and HRM can impact the workforce through diversity and inclusion. Moreover, the author believes that these organisations cover the characteristics that appear in most companies in the Irish labour market. The objective of the researcher is to present the significance of having a diverse and inclusive workforce and how it can promote employee engagement. This dissertation will explain the challenges, the reasons, and the benefits of why organisations should invest in programmes, policies, and practices that encourage leaders to explore diversity and inclusion through their workforce and use it as competitive advantage. Through the semi-structured interviews, the author was able to gain valuable insight into real procedures and the perspectives of each participant and their organisations. This research used a mono method qualitative research method and included 9 semi-structured interviews with questions that aimed to cover subjects related to diversity & inclusion and employee engagement.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Diversity
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management > Employee Engagement
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain > Ireland
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2022 12:49
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2022 12:49
URI: https://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5306

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