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Analyzing Workforce Demographics
Introduction: The changing economy and workforce
demographics pose challenges for employers in their recruitment process. It is
important for employers to understand the changing demographics so they can use
effective recruitment strategies. In this assignment, you will be analyzing
reports produced by the United States (U.S.) Bureau of Labor Statistics and
determining how the changing workplace demographics impact the recruitment
process. You will also be analyzing how organizations can improve diversity and
The following Course Outcome is
assessed in this assignment:
GEL-2.02: Interpret data as they apply to a
Visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website. At this site, go to
“Subjects”/” Worker Characteristics” (under “Employment”), and on the left side
menu under “CPS Topics”, select “demographics.” Interpreting the data from this
website and incorporating additional scholarly research, compose a 2–3-page
expository research paper addressing the checklist items.
Explain the changes in the
demographics of the U.S. workforce.
specific demographics from the website such as: “age, certifications and
licenses, disability, educational attainment, families and marital status,
foreign-born workers, older workers…”, etc. (U.S. Bureau of Labor
Interpret how these changing
demographics can impact an organization’s recruitment strategies.
Discuss how an organization can
improve diversity and inclusion.
This assignment should be in a
2–3-page Microsoft® Word® document, in addition to the title and reference
It must be written in Standard
English and demonstrate exceptional content, organization, style, grammar,
Respond to the questions in a
thorough manner, providing specific examples where asked.
Your paper should provide a
clearly established and sustained viewpoint and purpose.
Your writing should be well
ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful.
A separate page at the end of
your research paper should contain a list of references in current APA
format. Use your textbook, the library, and the Internet for research.
Be sure to cite where appropriate
and reference all sources. Your sources and content should follow current
APA format and citation style (see Unit reading for APA assistance).
Review the grading rubric to
ensure all points have been captured in the paper.