The targeted hiring of employees with international origins and varied cultural backgrounds is an important success factor in a globalised economy.
The language and cultural skills of a workforce can be a key for breaking into new markets. They help address new groups of customers and recruit new co-workers.
In order to foster a corporate culture of mutual respect among workers with diverse cultural backgrounds, companies have introduced awareness trainings, intercultural workshops and other measures. Workers with diverse backgrounds also often form international or intercultural networks to bring together colleagues.