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Year in review: Learning to make a diverse workforce feel welcome

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One of the topics examined in 2012 addressed the growing diversity of the workforce in Detroit. There are now six ethnic groups growing in double-digit numbers annually in the Motor City so your human capital examiner thought it important to address the issue. Here are some highlights:

How to truly go from tolerating to embracing different cultures

Those that have been in the diversity mindset for many years has seen the dialog change from “tolerating” the differences between cultures to “embracing” those differences. This was often a theme at the Oakland County Employment...Continue

Learning how to make Michigan’s growing Latino population welcome at work

Latinos are Michigan’s fastest growing ethnic group according to figures released by the state’s census. The double digit growth has increased the opportunity for diversity in the Great Lake State’s workplaces. But as this...Continue

Understanding the Middle-Eastern Arab culture

Michigan has a growing Arabic population as Arabs look to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the American lifestyle. Once centered strictly in Dearborn (Muslims) and Hamtramck (Chaldeans) today they are found across the region. In fact Rochester Hills...Continue

Blending Iraqi culture with American culture

Michigan has a growing Iraqi population as it is a destination for Iraqis looking for a safer lifestyle with a promising future. Dearborn is well-known as a destination for Muslim Iraqis while Hamtramck is home to many Chaldeans, which...Continue

How to defeat bias in the workplace in seven easy steps

In Michigan any company that wishes to sell to the state must have a Certificate of Awardability. It simply means that your company has been deemed to meet the civil rights laws of the state. Important in the award is...Continue

Other resources

  • Employment Diversity In Michigan, a human resources networking group on LinkedIn.
  • Max Impact offers free employee training materials
  • Culture Bridges are a look at the contents of the character within each of us. Information is contained on more than 20 different categories of culture.
  • Cultural Faux Pas is an interesting quiz about marketing mistakes made by others.
  • Culture Quizzes allow you to test your cultural IQ with fun and informative quizzes.

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