Information on Cultural Diversity & Awareness for Global Organizations
5 Must-See TED Talks on Diversity & Inclusion

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5 Must-See TED Talks on Diversity & Inclusion

Practical Diversity: Taking Inclusion from Theory to Practice Practical Diversity is a method of training employees that brings theories to action within the workplace to avoid costly issues that arise from discrimination. This concept has three main principles, which, as explained by Dawn Bennett-Alexander, serve to help individuals recognize how their past experiences affect their…
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Overcoming Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Unconscious bias stems from ancient times when humans needed to organize people and things into categories to survive. This mental predisposition plays a role in modern biases we are exposed to each day. False judgments result from a variety of factors, such as race, gender, age, or religion. We must acknowledge the vast variety of…
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Credit Cards Across Cultures

Financial habits vary across culture in more than just currency. Credit card usage habits are also important factors that affect financial industry leaders’ relationships with diverse clients and their success in different parts of the world. In the United States credit cards are offered by a myriad of financial institutions, commonly used, and widely accepted….
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Translate Your Website (for FREE) to Reach New Customers

As of 2013, 61.8 million US residents, including native-born, legal immigrants, and undocumented immigrants, speak a language other than English at home (Center for Immigration Studies), and “of those who speak a foreign language at home, 25.1 million told the Census Bureau that they speak English less than very well.” This is an incredibly large…
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What is diversity in the workplace?

Many Baby Boomers, those born before 1963, and Generation X-ers, those born between 1964 and 1980, consider an organization diverse if many different cultures are represented throughout the organization. In contrast, Millennials, those born between 1980 and 1995, believe an organization is diverse if many employees have unique backgrounds that promote different thought patterns and…
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Check Your Sources: Recruiting Diverse Talent

Recruiting talent can be a challenge, especially with the limited labor pool. Recruiting diverse talent can be an even greater challenge. As human resource professionals work to align their companies’ workforces with their client bases, they’re sure to face challenges presented by the differing cultural values, attitudes, and behaviors that have a large impact on…
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Overcoming Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Unconscious bias stems from ancient times when humans needed to organize people and things into categories to survive. This mental predisposition plays a role in modern biases we are exposed to each day. False judgments result from a variety of factors, such as race, gender, age, or religion. We must acknowledge the vast variety of…
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Welcoming Culturally Diverse Renters

13.7% of United States residents are foreign-born, and this percentage is expected to reach over 14% by 2025. Property managers cannot ignore the variety of cultural differences this large segment of the US population brings to rental communities throughout the country. For example, some renters may leave shoes outside their doors, remove closet doors, or…
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When in Rome…

We’ve all heard the saying, “when in Rome, do as the Romans do.” This familiar statement can be very helpful when applied to international business, as there are a variety of minute differences that can influence the success of your interaction. Direct eye contact is favored in the United States; it is considered both respectful…
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5 American Behaviors Considered Rude
in Other Areas of the World

Different cultures have different customs. Even simple things, such as hand gestures, can have entirely different meaning in other areas of the globe. When visiting an international destination, or meeting with a diverse group of colleagues, it is important to understand how your non-verbal behaviors may be interpreted in effort to avoid being rude and…
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