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Mångfald eller enfald?: En fallstudie om mångfald och kompetensförsörjning
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Demographic changes in the Swedish context due to the aging population leads to an escalation of retirements. This presents new challenges concerning labour shortage in organizations. Another important issue is cultural diversity which posts demands on employers to meet their service users needs. The main area of interest in this study is to investigate factors in an organization that connects to diversity and labour shortages and furthermore investigate the correlation between the two areas. To do this, a case study have been conducted using Umeå municipality as the case organization. Umeå is located in the north of Sweden with a population of about 120 000 residents. The method approach is qualitative, using semi-structured   interviews for data collection. The results suggests that terms and conditions for employees within the organization differs between majority and minority groups and that the cognitive awareness in the matter is diverse. The result also states the importance of strategic management such as follow ups, evaluations and designing of proactive standardizations for the HR   processes to reinforce anti-discrimination in the organizations. Our ambition is to give perspective on how norms influence the reality we create and recreate daily in our workplaces.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 49 p.
Keyword [en]
Diversity, Diversity Management, Labour shortage, public organisations, case study
Keyword [sv]
mångfald, kompetensförsörjning, offentlig sektor, fallstudie
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-117063OAI: diva2:904537
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Examensarbete i sociologi, med inriktning mot personal- och arbetslivsfrågor
Educational program
Study Programme for Human Resource Management
Available from: 2016-02-18 Created: 2016-02-18 Last updated: 2016-02-18Bibliographically approved

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