Recruiting, Retaining and Promoting Culturally Different Employees by Lionel Laroche

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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.

About Lionel Laroche

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Dr. Laroche has 15 years experience as an international engineer, working with people from more than 50 countries. For the past four years, he has delivered cross-cultural training courses to the employees of a number of technical organizations, from high tech and IT engineering departments. His clients include the IT Department of P&G Canada, the Syncrude Edmonton Research Centre, the Xerox Research Centre of Canada, MPI Software Technologies, AEA Technology Hyprotech, Allied Signal Aerospace, APEGGA, PEO, GTAGA, NR Can, Magna, Wescast Industries, TRW Canada, VAn Rob Stamping, York University, University of Toronto, Appott Laboratories, Janssen Pharaceutica, Johnson & Johnson, Rohm & Haas, etc. Dr. Laroche has delivered over 20 invited talks at technical and HR conferences and published over 80 articles in close to 30 engineering, scientific, HR and business magazines published in six countries. Don Rutherford is Co-founder, Culture Connect an intercultural services company located in Calgary, Canada. Don's commitment to cross-cultural understanding and effectiveness comes from living and working on four continents. He has traveled to 35 countries and has provided clients' services in 42 countries. His intercultural articles have appeared in Mexico Business, Business in Calgary and the CBC radio on-line web site. He developed the American Management Association program "Managing a Multicultural Team" and co-authored the Cultural Detective program on Canada.
Published February 7, 2007 by Routledge. 320 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Self Help. Non-fiction

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