Accession Number : AD0634258

Title :   SMALL COMPANY STRATEGY IN MINORITY GROUP EMPLOYMENT,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Jensen, Jerry J.

Report Date : MAY 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Once a small company has decided to make special effort in minority group hiring, it will find itself facing somewhat different problems than large companies have. Qualified minority people will be hard to find at just the time openings occur, and ongoing training programs may not be available to develop qualified employees. To meet these special problems, small companies will need a unique approach to recruiting and training. They can capitalize on their size by emphasizing more personal and informal human relationships in their recruiting activity. Then they can upgrade present minority employees through modest training programs built around person-to-person coaching. In spite of sincere attempts to make progress in fair employment, companies may find themselves charged with discriminatory practices. Preparation for this possibility is best made through adequate documentation of employment, promotion and disciplinary actions. Availability of written records will encourage more cooperative attitudes when formal investigation is made into alleged discrimination. Finally, progress in fair employment should be measured by a number of statistical yardsticks, not just by comparison of company minority population with community minority population. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EMPLOYMENT, *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT), MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, COMMERCE, POPULATION, TRAINING, MOTIVATION, APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE