Finding Talent Chapter 9: Call of Duty

Skilled immigrants may have trouble understanding idioms, jargon and slang, in part because they are deeply rooted in an unfamiliar culture. (Version français.)

Employers need to take this into consideration when designing interview questions, as revealed in the ninth instalment of Finding Talent, a training video by TRIEC that follows the fictional experiences of MetroCan Technologies as it considers hiring a skilled immigrant named Tarek.

In this chapter, the HR professional asks Tarek about going “above and beyond the call of duty” but Tarek isn’t sure he understands the question.

Tips for Employers:

  • The use of jargon and slang can include members of some groups and exclude others.
  • Hiring managers need to conduct a clear language audit of their recruitment and selection tools.

Watch the video or to use the video for internal training or presentations you can download through the TRIEC Campus. You will have to register (free) and then you can download the video.

Watch the next video in the series: Assertiveness.

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