Organizations that want to out-perform the competition need to create talent management processes that ensure all employees, including skilled immigrants, are engaged and contributing to their full potential. This includes providing opportunities for growth, as well as development and support.
Employer champions from the Syrian Refugees Jobs Agenda Roundtable are sharing their success in recruiting, hiring and benefiting from the Syrian refugee talent on their teams.
What interventions can be made to support immigrant talent in performing better especially due to cultural barriers?
Effective employee performance management is essential to running a successful organization. Set goals, outline expectations and provide regular feedback to help skilled immigrant employees perform effectively.
Many skilled immigrants have management experience but require training on Canadian laws, regulations and workplace norms. Providing this Canadian context can greatly maximize their management potential and is a valuable strategic investment.
Employers need to develop retention strategies for skilled immigrants, as well as support their successful movement into senior positions as part of succession planning, which will boost retention.