UWM Today
12:00 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Community's Diversity Climate Spillovers to Workplace

Research from the Lubar School of Business shows that a community's diversity climate may impact the ability of companies to retain talented workers of all races.
Credit Jon StreleckiKyle Ehrhardt, Belle Rose Ragins and Tom LuljakEdit | Remove

Tom Luljak discusses research from the Lubar School of Business showing that a community's diversity climate may impact the ability of companies to retain talented workers of all races. The study showed that employees who experienced their communities as racially intolerant were more likely to want to leave their communities, and ultimately their workplaces, than those in communities perceived as having a positive and inclusive climate. UWM Today’s guests are Belle Rose Ragins, professor of management at the Lubar School of Business and the study’s primary author and Kyle Ehrhardt, fourth year doctoral student studying organizational behavior and human resource management at the Lubar School and a co-author of the study.

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