In fourteen pages this paper examines ethnic minorities and management in the UK workplace. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.
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particular types of work, mostly laboring in one way or another. and, in many cases, they are not treated nearly as well as other majority employees in any given institution
or business. However, in our world of ethnic diversity we can no longer afford to merely dismiss the minorities, for they are just as valuable and important as the majority.
This is a reality they are coming to see in the UK, as many people have been immigrating to the region. Suddenly, the UK finds itself in a position not
unlike to those found in the United States many decades ago. And, with the change in population the notion of managing ethnic diversity in the workplace has become incredibly important,
from managing employment to production. In the following paper we examine the conditions in the UK, first discussing ethnic minorities, as they relate to the workforce. The paper then addresses
some of the management issues present as they relate to ethnic minorities, and follows up with approaches to the problems of management as it involves the employment of ethnic minorities
in the UK. Ethnic Minorities in the UK In terms of minorities in the workplace, as it relates to unemployment concerns, we find that the unemployment rates for
1984-1995 indicate that in 1995 8% of whites were unemployed, 19% of non-whites were unemployed, Blacks ran a percentage of 24, Indians 12%, Pakistani 27% and all others at
15% (Thomas, 1998). This clearly indicates that there is a serious problem with the employment industry in the UK. And, in understanding why these people are unemployed, Thomas (1995) indicates
that "With population based characteristics such as lower average education levels or a tendency to work in traditionally high unemployment industries explaining only about 20 per cent of the gap