One recommendation for this issue is to alter the hiring process to ensure that it is more inclusive. As Dr. Nava Isreal recommends:
Despite the numbers, many employers continue to remain entrenched in traditional hiring, interviewing and training methods. As a result, they often lose out on opportunities to acquire highly qualified talent because the application and interview process did not show the candidate in their best light.
Another recommendation is to facilitate better workplace communication. This communication applies to new employees, co-worker relationships, and the employer/hiring managers. The aim of proper communication is to learn one’s cultural differences and find ways to both accommodate and blend their differences to achieve the best possible results in the workplace.
This is no easy feat, and most people need coaching and tools to assist them through their cultural bridging journey. The Bridging Principles™, are actually a great source for cross-cultural strategies. They work to build bridges for successful business development and communications between individuals, businesses, corporations, and government agencies in any cultural context.
Through training events, programs, and publications, many have found The Bridging Principles™ to benefit their workplace success. For more information on how to build effective bridges for cross-cultural communication within the workplace, check out The Bridging Principles™’ website.