Bringing out the Best in Your Immigrant Employees

What can you do when you hire an internationally educated professional who has the right skills, degree, and workplace experience, but who under performs without explanation?

Some HR professionals suggest you can start here:

  • Perform one-on-one coaching to identify and remove barriers that prevent skilled immigrants from reaching their full potential
  • Take a second look at performance reviews, and focus particularly on interpersonal and other soft skills
  • Train managers to recognize performance issues arising from cultural differences or communication styles

Another approach is to explore outside training programs such as Business Edge. This program enables and empowers skilled immigrants to move back into jobs where they can fully use their skills, education and professional experience.

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