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Employment Equity and Affirmative Action

An International Comparison

Frank Horwitz, Peter Sloane og Harish C. Jain

M.E. Sharpe 2003 228 s. ISBN: 0-7656-0453-1
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This work compares the affirmative action/employment equity practices of six countries -- the United States, Canada, Great Britain/Northern Ireland, India, Malaysia, and South Africa. The authors focus on similarities and differences among the six countries in order to provide policy makers and practitioners with research-based guidelines for formulating effective AA/EE policies and programs to eradicate systematic discrimination at work. They look at mandatory quota policies, legislated versus voluntary policies and goals and timetables, restrictions, and other policies, as well as recrutiment, selection, compensation, performance appraisal, promotion, training, and career development. Building on this examination, the authors formulate operational frameworks for AA/EE best practices, and identify critical success factors based on their rich academic, public policy, and corporate consulting experiences.

Selected Contents:
List of Tables and Figures
1. Introduction
2. Theories of Discrimination
3. A Comparative Look at the Impact of Human Resources Management of Employment Equity Legislation Simon Taggar
4. Measuring Employment Equity Effectiveness: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches
5. Fair Pay Nan Weiner
6.Trade Unions and Discrimination
7. Public Policy
8. Conclusions and Policy Implications