Virtual University Of Pakistan Network
HUMAN RELATIONS (MGMT611)
Assignment No. 1
Due Date: December 8, 2014 Marks: 10
Al-Burj is a newly founded construction company, operating in the Middle-east/ Arab countries.
Majority of the private sector Arab companies are dominated by foreign expatriates, so Al-Burj
also hired major portion of their workforce from other countries like Pakistan, India, Bangladesh,
Philippine, and some technical experts from the USA, and Germany. Like other Arab companies,
top management is from the native Arabs who run the company along strong hierarchical lines,
and they tend to be very instructional in their approach. The Management of Al-Burj is facing
the challenge of workforce diversity. They have clear idea that along with many benefits of
globalization there are many short comings associated with this, and a very common issue is
workforce diversity. It is well known fact that diversity, if managed effectively, can be a
differential advantage of a company; and if could not be managed, it can be the worst nightmare
for the corporate.
Being HR Manager of the company you have been assigned to develop a report in order to
formulate strategy to cope with the issue of workforce diversity. On what grounds you can build
a strategy in which management of the company can better manage the workforce diversity?
• Be precise and to-the-point while answering the question
• Theoretical definitions and explanations are not required
24 hours extra/ grace period after the due date is usually available to overcome uploading
difficulties and Load Shedding problems. This extra time should only be used to meet the
emergencies and above mentioned due date should always be treated as final to avoid any
• Make sure to upload the solution file before the due date on VULMS.
• Any submission made via email after the due date will not be accepted.Formatting guidelines:
• Use the font style “Times New Roman” or “Arial” and font size “12”.
• It is advised to compose your document in MS-Word format.
• You may also compose your assignment in Open Office format.
• Use black and blue font colors only.
• Use APA style for referencing and citation. For guidance search “APA reference style”
in Google and read various website containing information for better understanding or
Rules for Marking
Please note that your assignment will not be graded or marked as Zero (0), if:
• It is submitted after the due date.
• The file you uploaded does not open or is corrupt.
• It is in any format other than MS-Word or Open Office; e.g. Excel, PowerPoint, Pdf