OverviewBoth a strategy and an implementation road map of a new brand of diversity, this book focuses on developing a workplace culture that is inclusive of all employee populations and making an organization globally prepared. It seeks to fix stagnating Ã¢â‚¬Å“domesticÃ¢â‚¬ diversity and to revise current diversity programs through a strong infusion of cross-cultural perspective with intercultural business competencies training. This practical guide helps Human Resources (HR) leaders reenergize or revisit their work in light of pressures from increasingly diverse workforce populations, tough economic times, and the need to develop globally minded corporate cultures.
Author BiographyFiona Citkin is a founder and Managing Director of Expert MS Inc., an international consulting firm specializing in business-aligned Intercultural Business Competencies and Transformational Diversity setup and implementation. FionaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s experiences as a professional diversiculturalist, linguist, and intercultural educator include a career in academia and being a Fulbright Scholar in Cross-Cultural and Translation Studies, as well as a Director at Berlitz and FGI. Lynda Spielman is a global HR consultant and educator on many global workforce issues and is especially experienced in implementing cultural diversity in business practices. She is retired from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, where she directed both global mobility programs and the organizationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s global strategy on Multiculturalism and Inclusion. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Intercultural Education at New York University and in International Human Resources at NYIT. Lynda has been active in the HR community as a representative to the International Personnel Association, a member of the Berlitz Advisory Board, Chair of the HR group for the British American Business Institute, and as a member/presenter for HRNY and local SHRM programs.