Adler, Nancy J. 1991. “Communicating across Cultural Barriers.” In International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: PWS-KENT Publishing Company. pp. 63-91.
Fleming, Sherwood. 2012. Dance of Opinions: Mastering Written and Spoken Communication for Intercultural Business Using English as a Second Language. Sherwood Fleming Communication.
- The Canadian employment website monster.ca produced Seven Tips for Interviewing Culturally Diverse Candidates.
- The Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks produced a resource to help in Rephrasing Interview Questions–For HR Professionals and Employers.
- In 2009 Manitoba Labour and Immigration produced an Employers’ Guide to Hiring Newcomers. (See pp. 22-27.)
- Hire Immigrants produced a Guide to Cross Cultural Recruitment and Selection in 2016, looking at overcoming cross-cultural barriers during interviews.
- More Tips for Effective Cross-Cultural Interviewing from Hire Immigrants.
- The How to Conduct a Job Interview resource from Inc focuses on behavioural interviewing.
- This resource from ERE Media (“recruiting intelligence”) looks at The Challenges of Cultural Difference: 5 Tips on Cross-Cultural Recruiting.
- This resource, produced by the Institute for Healthcare Communication, is an exhaustive bibliography of research and models available when it comes to feedback, coaching, and evaluation.
- The Harvard Business Review provides Everything You Need to Know About Giving Negative Feedback. It emphasizes being sensitive but direct, and discourages giving someone a “sandwich”: negative feedback bookended by praise.
- This resource from the FastCompany website explores The Art and Science of Giving and Receiving Criticism at Work.
- This resource from MindTools focuses on Giving Feedback.
- The Government of Ontario produced a tip sheet on Receiving and Giving Effective Feedback. It was written in the context of education, but also applies in other contexts.
- Another resource looking at Giving and Receiving Feedback, from Knowhow Nonprofit.
- This resource from the Baird Group suggests that negative and positive connotations be stripped away: “feedback is feedback”.
In the design of this course we hoped to achieve the following objectives:
- Understand common challenges and solutions for communicating across cultures
- Identify communication techniques for the interview process
- Identify tools and strategies to conduct an equitable interview and selection process
- Understand the importance of providing feedback in the workplace
- Recognize elements of a successful feedback exchange
You’ve completed the course!
We hope that you found it helpful and thought-provoking.
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