- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing (February 15, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0891061894
- ISBN-13: 978-0891061892
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.9 x 9.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,230,495 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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HR and the New Hispanic Workforce: A Comprehensive Guide to Cultivating and Leveraging Employee Success 0th Edition
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A book that belongs on every forward thinking HR professional's bookshelf. -- Hispanic Enterprise, June/July 2007
Among recruitment tips, the book offers insight into cultural and linguistic obstacles Hispanic candidates sometimes encounter. -- Hispanic Business, April 2007
Well-written, knowledgeable publication that documents the cultural nuances, values, and needs of the rapidly expanding Hispanic workforce. -- Choice, July 2007
From the Publisher
Leveraging the growing influence of Hispanics in the U.S. workforce has taken on new urgency: by 2050 Hispanics will represent 32 percent of the nation's population and 55 percent of its workers. In this provocative new work, noted authority Louis Nevaer and veteran HR executive Vaso Perimenis Ekstein deliver both the strategies and the hands-on tools needed to tackle head-on what many human resource experts consider one of the greatest challenges facing corporate America today.
Exploring the cultural nuances that inform the Hispanic experience, HR AND THE NEW HISPANIC WORKFORCE details what it takes to incorporate the values and sensibilities Hispanic employees bring to the workplace that are so often at odds with those of traditional corporate America. Combining their original research with best-practices examples--from Citigroup Foundation's internship program to Procter & Gamble's success creating a Hispanic-friendly workplace--the authors lay out a road map for attracting the best Hispanic candidates, effectively evaluating their performance, and cultivating and retaining their talents. Numerous checklists, questionnaires, sample interview questions, HR guidelines (some in both English and Spanish), and detailed summaries of key lessons at the end of each chapter offer powerful tools for finding new ways to address the increasing use of Spanish in the workplace and effectively reaching into Hispanic communities to uncover and recruit talent.
Copublished with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
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However, the authors clearly use the cultural orientation of Hispanics and their view of work as a mutual and cooperative effort to try and also push a leftist and collectivist social agenda for your workforce. I found this tremendously annoying and gratuitous. They also address the social friction between Hispanics and African Americans that many places are experiencing. I found this somewhat brave until they accused these racist attitudes on the White American Culture that is assimilated into Hispanics. This is rubbish and offensive to me.
However, if you are interested in what HR needs to think about as your diverse work environment increasingly includes more Hispanics and what HR can do to help these hard working folks make the greatest contribution they can, this book can be quite useful. You will just need to have your socialist filters in place (unless you WANT socialism).
Reviewed by Craig Matteson, Ann Arbor, MI