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Tips for Hiring Aboriginal Employees

Aboriginal employee

Culturally-sensitive and effective interviewers know the background, experience and culture of the job candidates they interview and respond to each candidate on the basis of individual merit. By understanding that limited availability of work, lack of training opportunities, distance from major economic centres and a variety of personal factors may be responsible for inconsistent work records, the interviewer can more accurately assess an Aboriginal candidate’s resume. When conducting interviews with candidates from different cultures, the interviewer must be alert to a variety of scenarios. For example, silence following a question may mean something vastly different to an Aboriginal person than...

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