Embracing diversity in the workplace (Proceedings)

Embracing diversity in the workplace (Proceedings)

Aug 01, 2008

The current state of the workforce is that there is a shortage of skilled workers and in the veterinary industry we are experiencing this shortage with a great intensity. Embracing diversity can be a proactive approach to your recruiting and retention efforts and can greatly enhance the dynamics of your team and practice.

Four areas of Focus

  • The generational gap
  • The gender gap
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Values

The Generational Gap

  • Veterans
  • Boomers
  • Xers
  • Busters/Netsters

The Gender Gap
  • What role women play in the workforce
  • Social activities
  • Evaluate team success

Cultural Diversity

  • Celebrating differences
  • Behavioral do's and don'ts


  • Flex scheduling
  • Career development
  • True balance between professional and personal worlds