Monthly Archives: April 2010

Conducting Cross Cultural Interviews

An interviewer who makes decisions based only on his own cultural ideas may miss out on talented applicants who may not fit into his framework. Areas for miscommunication in the interview process include: Group v individual orientation American culture focuses … Continue reading

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Hispanics and Asians: 2 Tiers at Work

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Hispanics comprise 50% of the foreign-born labor force and Asians make up 22%. Among these workers, 2 tiers exist: Latinos with low education and low skills, and educated professionals from Asia. Although both … Continue reading

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East v West: Cultural Pictograms

Yang Liu is a designer who was born in China and raised in Germany. Her graphic designs showing cultural differences between East and West are both insightful and  humorous.  Below are some of her designs that help us  to understand … Continue reading

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10 Communication Tips for Asian Language Speakers

Language and culture cannot be separated. A good communicator knows this, and will speak with the cultural style of the listener. By mirroring someone’s communication style, you are affirming their values in that area. Contrarily, when parties don’t reciprocate each … Continue reading

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