Corporate diversity programs and Generation Y: A study of congruence between these two employment perspectives

by Conyers, Larry L., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2009, 154 pages; 3379651


The purpose of the study was to investigate the congruence between corporate diversity program goals and the employment expectations of college students. The perspectives of corporate diversity program professionals were compared and contrasted with individuals preparing to enter the workforce. The study involved obtaining data through open-ended interviews and questionnaires. The data collected was analyzed to elicit themes or patterns addressing three areas: (a) content of diversity programs, (b) corporate goals of diversity programs, and (c) expectations of college students. The study identified leaders' expectations of corporate diversity programs and the employment expectations of the millennium generation to determine if current programs address the needs of the people they seek to attract.

AdviserMaudie Holm
Source TypeDissertation
Publication Number3379651

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