English and New Zealanders still make up the largest groups of overseas-born residents – but the new focus, especially in Sydney, is among people with Arabic-speaking and Chinese backgrounds. In Sydney, the most common language spoken at home, after English, is now Arabic (3.9 per cent) followed by Cantonese (3 per cent) and Mandarin (2.3 […]
An Asian man was turned down for a job at a top engineering firm, but then offered an interview when he re-applied posing as a British man with a double-barrelled name, a tribunal heard last week. Qamar Malik said he was rejected by Amec Utilities only to be offered an interview two days later under […]
Rather worryingly less than a tenth of China’s pilots meet international aviation English standards. The figures released by the airline regulator also came with some encouragement to help them to rise to the challenge of bolstering their linguistic skills. On its website (www.caac.gov.cn) it claimed that some pilots have the wrong attitude and are […]
Reports today that only 50% of organisations in the UK have a formal diversity strategy to help guide recruitment practice. This is according to a survey entitled “Recruitment, Retention and Turnover” by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). This research suggests that many organisations are failing to tap into the relatively underused sources […]
Much has been made of the importance of cultural compatibility in mergers and acquisitions. But for serial acquirer IBM Corp., the issue is not one that will make or break the decision to pursue a deal. During a presentation Tuesday at the Conference Board’s Post Merger Integration Conference in San Francisco, Moni Miyashita, managing director […]
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