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Workforce Diversity Status in Indian Public Sector:A Study of Employees’ Reactions


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1 Haryana School of Business, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar, Haryana, India
2 School of Management, The NorthCap University, Gurugram, Haryana, India
3 Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, Hisar, Haryana, India
     

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The public sector organizations have been at the forefront of valuing diversity. However, the attitudes and perceptions of diverse employees about organization’s efforts to promote diversity still largely remain unanswered in the public sector. Therefore, this study is an attempt to investigate the differences in the perceptions of employees across gender (males and females) and categories (general, disabled, minorities, and social disadvantaged) towards workforce diversity in an Indian public sector organization, i.e., Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited. Based on a sample of 619 respondents, the results of data analysis indicated that gender and categorical discriminations were prevailing in the organization.

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Workforce Diversity, Perception, Public Sector, India.
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Authors

Subhash C. Kundu
Haryana School of Business, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar, Haryana, India
Jahanvi Bansal
School of Management, The NorthCap University, Gurugram, Haryana, India
Archana Mor
Haryana School of Business, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar, Haryana, India
Mukesh Pruthi
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, Hisar, Haryana, India

Abstract


The public sector organizations have been at the forefront of valuing diversity. However, the attitudes and perceptions of diverse employees about organization’s efforts to promote diversity still largely remain unanswered in the public sector. Therefore, this study is an attempt to investigate the differences in the perceptions of employees across gender (males and females) and categories (general, disabled, minorities, and social disadvantaged) towards workforce diversity in an Indian public sector organization, i.e., Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited. Based on a sample of 619 respondents, the results of data analysis indicated that gender and categorical discriminations were prevailing in the organization.

Keywords


Workforce Diversity, Perception, Public Sector, India.

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