HR challenge: migrant professionals - Oct 2013

Publication: Knowledge @ Australian School of Business

"Are we squandering the skills of migrant professionals?"
Professional writer: Chris Sheedy / THE HARD WORD
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Australian School of Business lecturer Kyoung-Hee Yu notes that accountancy has seen a greater migrant intake than any other profession in Australia. And her research suggests that migrant accountants bring a stronger sense of professional identity to their work than local colleagues. But, all too often, migrants have negative workplace experiences. “They become disappointed and disenchanted because it is less likely that they are matched with appropriate jobs and given independent tasks or access to managerial positions,” Yu says. So what can be done to prevent this waste of potential?

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