Monthly Archives: September 2010

New Category: Hodgepodge of Studies

I have broad research and reading interests. My posts on HTM are inclined to be motivated by serendipitous encounters rather than meticulous planning. Despite the title of my blog, I’ve always tried to write and share information about topics that I feel passionate about rather than a specific expertise.  Doing so compels me to step out of my comfort zone and learn about new subjects, meet new people, and create new ideas. I don’t feel any sort of careful planning would offer me the same benefits!  

In the spirit of Menudo of Links, going forward I’ll begin sharing more studies and reports which I think you might find interesting as well – all directly or indirectly related to the development of the Hispanic workforce and Hispanic talent. Below is my first offering.  Enjoy!

Parental Leave Policies in 21 Countries: Assessing Generosity and Gender Equality: Great report that provides an overview of parental leave policies in 21 high-income nations and identifies five “best practices” for parental leave policies. The study shows that the U.S. has the least generous leave policies of the 21 countries examined in the report. The study provides some valuable points regarding how organizations can be more attuned to the needs of their workforce.

A Wake-Up Call: Latino Youth Speak Out About Arizona SB 1070: This excellent report is furnished by NCLR. It provides findings of focus groups with Latino youth in four different cities, emphasizing the common experience of discrimination and stereotyping. Because Latino youth represent a vital and rapidly growing segment of our future leaders, workers, and voters – it’s a great read.

 On The Rocky Road To Strong Global Culture: An article rather than a study (via Forbes) that suggests that organizations with “global cultures” are the exception rather than the rule. I wrote about this topic in an earlier post. It’s apparent that organizational strategies and culture are not able to remain in sync; therefore, many companies remain too “headquarters-centric” to operate effectively over long distances. Globalization, ironically, gets in the way.