We want our managers to play an active role in promoting greater multicultural diversity among our workforce. How might this magnify the challenges they already face in motivating their employees? What obstacles/resistance should they expect, and how could we train them to answer those objections?
—Proceeding, but With Caution, agency diversity manager, government, Phoenix
An annual CareerBuilder forecast also shows 59 percent anticipate no change in their staff levels and 11 percent are unsure whether there will be change.
In March 2010, as a company's accidnt-free tally approached the number 666—identified in the 'Revelations' book of the Bible as 'the number of the beast' and a representation of Satan—the employee informed his supervisors that his religious beliefs wouldn't allow him to wear that number.
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Hitoshi Kawaguchi, Nissan Motor Co.’s senior VP for HR, says his company’s award-winning program in Japan, which includes longer maternity leave than the law requires, has sparked change as more women are brought into the company fold. But the automaker isn’t looking to stop there: It’s also focusing on cross-cultural, generational and career initiatives.Read More