Summary of HR and the New Hispanic Workforce

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Louis Nevaer and Vaso Perimenis Ekstein advocate accommodating Hispanic culture and workers in your workplace. They argue that you should make changes in that direction and explain how to make them. While the authors sometimes blur the difficult line between separating out a group as “minorities” or, instead, being culturally sensitive, their advice makes sense to the extent that your company has Hispanic employees and job applicants. The authors’ counsel on how to check for hidden bias in your workplace is quite good, although their mandate for bilingualism may apply only in places where that is already an expected element of the local culture. Employers will benefit from the book’s discussion of the cultural significance of work and extended family for Hispanics. getAbstract recommends this book to human resource managers working with Hispanic employees, with the note that the applicability and practicality of some of its suggestions may depend on the individual needs of your particular company.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why you should make the effort to understand and accommodate Hispanic workers;
  • How to adapt your corporate culture to attract and retain Hispanic employees; and
  • How to make your evaluation and promotion processes more supportive of Hispanic workers.

About the Authors

Louis E.V. Nevaer has written 10 books. He speaks often on Hispanic issues and consults with corporations about the Hispanic marketplace. Vaso Perminis Ekstein owns a consulting service and has worked as a corporate human resources vice president.



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