This case study addresses a construction company with primarily white employees executing a major construction project in neighborhoods where the population is primarily black. This situation places project team leaders in a position that calls for sensitivity toward diversity and inclusion as decisions are made during the execution of the project. How the project team responds with equitable practices and a sense of inclusion will determine how the community views the project. The case study addresses the selection of diversity and inclusion strategies in the development of a hiring program for the project and the development of a community engagement program. Three scenarios are presented: strategies for achievement of contract hiring requirements, strategies for achievement of company diversity hiring goals, and community engagement strategies.
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