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Businesses that understand the importance of diversity in the workplace are known to perform better both financially and culturally. When employees work with other people from different backgrounds, they have the opportunity to learn from one another to produce higher quality products and services. Having a diverse workplace will also foster a positive working environment in which your employees will grow and thrive.
Expand Your Talent Pool
When your business is a champion for diversity in the workplace, you will expand your talent pool. Your employees will have different skill sets, backgrounds, and experiences. They will be able to collaborate together and learn from each other which will make them more well-rounded employees.
When employees with diverse backgrounds collaborate on projects, this will promote innovation on your team and within your organization. Innovation will come from the conflicts that arise when teams are diverse. When you listen to many different ideas from different types of people, you will have the opportunity to combine ideas to create innovation for your products or services.
Grow Your Business
Businesses with a diverse employee base are known to have an equally diverse customer base. When your business shows that they understand the importance of diversity in the workplace, you will attract different types of customers which will help grow your business. Your employees can also bring in customers via word of mouth which will help expand your customer base.
Improve Your Business Reputation
The culture of your business is imperative if you want to attract and retain top talent within your organization. Businesses with a diverse employee base are known to have conflict but they also resolve conflict to come up with new innovations for daily tasks or business processes. These innovations will help your employees grow and thrive in their careers. Through speaking with their colleagues and customers, your employees positive stories about their work will propagate a positive reputation for your business.
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Forced diversity, where diversity actually means fewer Whites males, replaces perceived discrimination against women and racial minorities with actual discrimination against White men and White people.
The absence of evidence supporting racial or sexual diversity is the proof that heaping together people with little in common is useful. They're talking about diversity of race, sex and sexual orientation, correct ?
HoffsTech wrote "most toxic environments are the ones where there is no diversity"
Working outside the US in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Kenya or any Northern or Muslim European country that is nearly 100% ethnically homogenous is toxic ? Forced diversity, where diversity actually means fewer Whites males, replaces perceived discrimination against women and racial minorities with actual discrimination against White men and White people.
Yes, this video includes topics on diversity including race, sex, and sexual orientation. This discussion can also be applied to other types of diversity such as religious beliefs, disability, etc. I have worked in many environments and from my experience, the most toxic environments are the ones where there is no diversity.
Differences of socio-economic backgrounds, ideas, beliefs, interests … don’t make us different. Race does. Hence why diversity in the work place is based on race and not all that other superficial crap. In other words, even if all the employees and students come from an the same upper middle class background, there is diversity because they look different. Anyone who thinks different is a racist.
Although foreigners may now invest in A-shares, there is a monthly 20 percent limit on repatriation of funds to foreign countries.
Performance of A-shares.
Since its inception in 1990, including a major reform in 2002, the index has seen great fluctuations. Overall, however, it has grown along with the Chinese economy. The years 2015 to 2016 were a particularly difficult period, with a 52-week performance of -21.55 percent as of July 20, 2016.
As China grows from an emerging market to an advanced economy, there is substantial demand for Chinese equity. Stock exchange regulators continue efforts to make A-shares more broadly available to foreign investors and have them recognized by the global investing community.
In June 2017, the MSCI Emerging Markets Index announced a long-awaited decision it would add stocks to its index. According to CNBC, MSCI will add 222 China A Large Cap stocks to its benchmark emerging markets index gradually beginning in 2018. The MSCI website reveals the stocks it will list include the Bank of China, China Merchants Bank, Guotai Junan, Ping An Insurance, according to a document on Tsingtao Brewery, SAIC Motor, Suning Commerce and Spring Airlines.
Current Dividend Preference.
Participating Preferred Stock.
Convertible Preferred Stock.
Cumulative preferred stock includes a provision that requires the company to pay preferred shareholders all dividends, including those that were omitted in the past, before the common shareholders are able to receive their dividend payments.
Non-cumulative preferred stock does not issue any omitted or unpaid dividends. If the company chooses not to pay dividends in any given year, the shareholders of the non-cumulative preferred stock have no right or power to claim such forgone dividends at any time in the future.
Participating preferred stock provides its shareholders with the right to be paid dividends in an amount equal to the generally specified rate of preferred dividends, plus an additional dividend based on a predetermined condition. This additional dividend is typically designed to be paid out only if the amount of dividends received by common shareholders is greater than a predetermined per-share amount. If the company is liquidated, participating preferred shareholders may also have the right to be paid back the purchasing price of the stock as well as a pro-rata share of remaining proceeds received by common shareholders.
Significance to Investors.