The USA and Canada welcomes every year significant numbers of immigrant professionals who have high levels of formal education (Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D.) as well as extensive experience; yet a significant fraction of these immigrants are unemployed or underemployed. The purpose of this book is to help US and Canadian organizations make full use of the significant human capital that immigrants represent. This book will help organizations:
-Modify their recruitment and selection process to avoid rejecting culturally different candidates for reasons that are not related to their ability to do the job
-Develop and promote culturally diverse employees to ensure that they retain and capitalize on the new ideas that these employees bring
Highly- practical the book is divided into two parts: -
-The first part focuses on the recruiting process. It takes readers through the recruiting process used by most organizations and examines why cultural differences can throw this process off . The discussion is framed by an introduction explaining what cultural differences are and a description of cross-cultural communication issues and suggested solutions.
-The second part examines the retention and promotion of culturally different employees. The turnover of culturally different people is often higher than average and they are proportionately less represented in the higher echelons of large organizations. The work examines the root causes of these issues and proposes solutions that individuals and organizations can implement.
* This book focuses on the impact of cultural difference in the workplace and the challenges that immigrants and their employers experience as a result
* Practical case studies incorporated throughout the text
* How to attract, nurture and keep a diverse talent pool
"This book is a great success on several fronts. It identifies and frames the key issues extremely well, the examples are fascinating and always to the point, and the advice is well thought out out and very practical. Recruiting, Retaining and Promoting Culturally Different Employees leaves the reader wanting more, not because the authors have left anything important out but because their insights are so valuable." - Craig Storti, Intercultural Consultant and Trainer, and Author of The Art of Crossing Cultures "This work is an invaluable resource for global recruitment. Leading organizations agree that a diverse workforce generates the resilience necessary for a sustainable future. Yet traditional hiring practices obstruct the goal of achieving an ideal employee base. Finally, we have an illuminating, practical guidebook which explains cultural differences in the workplace and expands our worldview." -- Noel Kreicker, President, IOR Global Services "From a talent management perspective North America is in a 'perfect storm'. Increased globalization, demographics and fierce competition for scarce human capital means organizations are grappling with issues of attraction and retention of employees. Into this storm come Lionel Laroche and Don Rutherford with a beacon of light to guide us. Those who read and embrace the concepts in Recruiting, Retaining and Promoting Culturally Different Employees will find they are being given both the vessel and guidance necessary to weather the storm and will come out the other end wiser, stronger, and fully able to capitalize on the 'Diversity Advantage'. This is a must read book for recruiters, managers, recent immigrants and anyone in a culturally diverse workplace. Each chapter crisps down complex issues and ideas into bite sized bits of information that are wrapped in stories we can all relate to. The book lays out in an easy step-by-step fashion do's and don'ts from the recruiter/manager and the applicant/employee perspectives." -- Michael Hazell, President, The Talent Management Company, Career Partners/Hazell Associates ...aimed at HR practitioners, line managers, culturally diverse employees and organizations that help immigrants find jobs-examines how cultural differences affect nuts-and-bolts employment issues like resumes, job interviews, orientation, manager-employee relationships, teamwork, career management, retention and promotion.-HR Magazine, March 2007