Managing Hispanic and Latino Employees

A Guide to Hiring, Training, Motivating, Supervising, and Supporting the Fastest Growing Workforce Group

Louis Nevaer (Author)

Publication date: 01/11/2010

Managing Hispanic and Latino Employees
Hispanics make up the largest and fastest-growing minority group in the United States. Organizations that don't know how to make them feel comfortable, recognized, and rewarded risk losing access to this important source of talent and innovation. Drawing on his own ethnic background and years of experience as director of the organization Hispanic Economics, Louis Nevaer identifies elements unique to the Hispanic worldview that often result in behaviors, beliefs, and expectations very different from, and sometimes seemingly at odds with, those of non-Hispanics. He also describes differences within the Hispanic community—such as between U.S.-born and immigrant Hispanics, and between people from different parts of the Hispanic world—that have a huge, and often unrecognized, impact on how workers interact with each other as well as with non-Hispanics. Through a wealth of examples, Nevaer shows how to develop Hispanic-friendly approaches to every aspect of the modern workplace, from recruitment, retention, and evaluation to training, mentoring, and labor relations.
  •     The first book on supporting and developing Hispanic employees in any organization

  •     Identifies three overarching concepts that shape Hispanic culture and explores how they influence workplace behavior and expectations

  •    Written by a distinguished Hispanic author and authority on Hispanic economic behavior


Hispanics are the largest minority group and the fastest growing demographic in the United States—they are already 15% of the population and 22% of the workforce, and it’s estimated that by 2050 those numbers will go up to 36% and 55% In this much-needed new book Louis Naevar helps non-Hispanic employers and colleagues understand how Hispanics see the business world—and the world in general—so they can better support and develop this dynamic group of workers.

Drawing on his own ethnic background and years of experience as director of the organization Hispanic Economics, Nevaer identifies three concepts that shape Hispanic culture and often result in behaviors and beliefs very different than, and sometimes seemingly at odds with, those of non-Hispanics. He explores subtle nuances within the Hispanic community—which is no more monolithic than the “European” community—that will help employers appreciate differences and tensions between Hispanic workers. With this as an overarching framework, and using a wealth of specific examples, Nevaer shows how to develop Hispanic-friendly approaches in every aspect of the modern workplace, from recruitment, retention and evaluation to training, mentoring, and labor relations.

As Hispanics become an ever-larger segment of the workforce, organizations who fail to make them feel welcome and valued risk losing access to a significant source of talent and innovation, not to mention a connection to a major evolving market. Managing Hispanic and Latino Employees is an invaluable resource for creating an environment where Hispanic workers feel comfortable, recognized and rewarded.

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Hispanics make up the largest and fastest-growing minority group in the United States. Organizations that don't know how to make them feel comfortable, recognized, and rewarded risk losing access to this important source of talent and innovation. Drawing on his own ethnic background and years of experience as director of the organization Hispanic Economics, Louis Nevaer identifies elements unique to the Hispanic worldview that often result in behaviors, beliefs, and expectations very different from, and sometimes seemingly at odds with, those of non-Hispanics. He also describes differences within the Hispanic community—such as between U.S.-born and immigrant Hispanics, and between people from different parts of the Hispanic world—that have a huge, and often unrecognized, impact on how workers interact with each other as well as with non-Hispanics. Through a wealth of examples, Nevaer shows how to develop Hispanic-friendly approaches to every aspect of the modern workplace, from recruitment, retention, and evaluation to training, mentoring, and labor relations.
  •     The first book on supporting and developing Hispanic employees in any organization

  •     Identifies three overarching concepts that shape Hispanic culture and explores how they influence workplace behavior and expectations

  •    Written by a distinguished Hispanic author and authority on Hispanic economic behavior


Hispanics are the largest minority group and the fastest growing demographic in the United States—they are already 15% of the population and 22% of the workforce, and it’s estimated that by 2050 those numbers will go up to 36% and 55% In this much-needed new book Louis Naevar helps non-Hispanic employers and colleagues understand how Hispanics see the business world—and the world in general—so they can better support and develop this dynamic group of workers.

Drawing on his own ethnic background and years of experience as director of the organization Hispanic Economics, Nevaer identifies three concepts that shape Hispanic culture and often result in behaviors and beliefs very different than, and sometimes seemingly at odds with, those of non-Hispanics. He explores subtle nuances within the Hispanic community—which is no more monolithic than the “European” community—that will help employers appreciate differences and tensions between Hispanic workers. With this as an overarching framework, and using a wealth of specific examples, Nevaer shows how to develop Hispanic-friendly approaches in every aspect of the modern workplace, from recruitment, retention and evaluation to training, mentoring, and labor relations.

As Hispanics become an ever-larger segment of the workforce, organizations who fail to make them feel welcome and valued risk losing access to a significant source of talent and innovation, not to mention a connection to a major evolving market. Managing Hispanic and Latino Employees is an invaluable resource for creating an environment where Hispanic workers feel comfortable, recognized and rewarded.

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