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Performance Evaluations of Multicultural Employees: Three Things to Keep in Mind

Nov 13, 2019 10:53:57 PM / by Nadia Nassif posted in Performance Reviews, Effective Communication, Training and Development

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It’s hard to believe we are already well into fall. In New England, that means colder weather, apple picking, pumpkins, and football. For many organizations, the season is also filled with a flurry of talent management activities, from onboarding and training to gearing up for the annual performance review process… Definitely a busy and potentially daunting time for most HR professionals.

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Do your inclusivity initiatives measure up?

Oct 29, 2019 1:54:50 PM / by Nadia Nassif posted in Talent Strategy, Bias, diversity and inclusion

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Intersectionality is key to breaking down barriers, increasing trust and fostering open, honest communication that supports all employees. This, in turn, leads to tangible business benefits.

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“We don’t just have one identity — our identities are made up of many things, both physically and culturally, and the intersections matter.” — Elise Birkhofer, global lead for Google’s largest employee resource group

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Interpreting and Improving Performance Reviews of Multicultural Employees

Oct 25, 2019 12:27:00 PM / by Nadia Nassif posted in Performance Reviews, Multinational, Workforce

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Have you ever encountered a performance review in which a manager criticizes a behavior that’s tied to an employee’s cultural norms rather than to performance issues?

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Talent10x: SpringBoards Consulting’s Nadia Nassif on Supporting Multinational Workers

Sep 23, 2019 12:03:48 PM / by Nadia Nassif posted in Japan, leadership, Multinational

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SpringBoards Consulting CEO and founder Nadia Nassif talks about her experience working in Tokyo, the challenges that multinational workers face and how to coach them for successful careers.

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Inclusion Is the Key to Cross-Cultural Collaboration

Sep 17, 2019 2:58:47 PM / by Nadia Nassif posted in unconscious bias, diversity training, workplace, cultural bias, diversity and inclusion

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The future of work is collaborative. With increasingly multicultural workforces, how do organizations overcome cross-cultural challenges to collaboration?

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Listen Up: The Multicultural Development Balancing Act

Aug 15, 2019 8:03:00 AM / by Nadia Nassif posted in ATD, Diversity, Multicultural

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The Key to Multicultural Professional Development? Get Everybody on Board!

Apr 3, 2019 1:04:00 PM / by Nadia Nassif posted in Development, Cross-Cultural, Diversity

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Most HR leaders I’ve met are well aware that the increasing diversity of the workforce is driving demand for cross-cultural training and development. But company management isn’t always equally aware. And today, to compete in the talent marketplace, professional development efforts must not only address the needs of multicultural employees, but also help managers to understand the language, cross-cultural, and communications challenges that an English-speaking and often American business environment presents to those from other cultures. 

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How Coaching Can Help the Majority Culture Understand Difference

Mar 5, 2019 7:30:00 AM / by Nadia Nassif posted in Coaching, Development, Chief Learning Officer

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Have you ever avoided giving feedback to a foreign national employee for fear of appearing prejudiced or insensitive? Managers are obliged to provide thoughtful, candid feedback as a core component of professional development. Yet managers, often representatives of the dominant or “majority culture,” may not always feel comfortable or confident in addressing foreign national employees with regard to cultural disconnects. They may not be fully aware of how misunderstandings related to social and behavioral differences can lead these employees to disengage. As Professor Erin Meyer put it: “Stereotyping people from different cultures on just one or two dimensions can lead to erroneous assumptions. Even experienced, cosmopolitan managers often have faulty expectations.”

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Do I Really Need a LinkedIn Profile?

Nov 14, 2018 11:02:00 AM / by Nadia Nassif posted in Coaching, Candidates, Linkedin

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Preparing Advanced Degree Candidates to Interview Successfully 

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Coaching on Demand: Many Promises and a Few Precautions

Sep 28, 2018 2:00:00 PM / by Nadia Nassif posted in Coaching, OnDemand, Millenial

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Record employment levels and a super-competitive recruiting environment… A highly selective and well-informed millennial workforce… Rapidly evolving technology-enabled services…

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