Tracy Lawrence on HR.com: 5 Reasons Why Diversity Plans Fail

An HR professional whose company was renegotiating an employment contract with a highly valuable black executive recently asked whether to give the executive the significant raise he was asking for “just because this person is black.” I asked whether they had a history of giving similar increases to white employees. A quick review showed that, in fact, many white employees had received salary bumps that were equal to or greater than the amount the executive had requested.

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