Op-ed: New CEOs know diversity means profits | Opinion | The Seattle Times

Op-ed: New CEOs know diversity means profits | Opinion | The Seattle Times.  Very good Op-ed

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  1. This is great, and it’s important to recognize linguistic diversity as part of the mix too. A challenge, however, is that sometimes the most highly qualified people do not have English communication skills that match their technical expertise, especially when English is not their first language, or when they come from different countries or cultural backgrounds.

    We encourage companies to offer language coaching opportunities as a part of their “on-boarding” processes. I.e., whenever a new employee is hired, they usually go through an orientation program, training period, or other learning process as they settle into their new job. Ideally, a language coaching program should be part of that period, to help people learn to write more professional e-mail, participate more effectively in meetings, or speak with a more Americanized accent if it would help them through the adjustment period and be more successful in their new environment.

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