AltoPartners Guide to Diversity and Inclusion: My Name Is…

“Many new arrivals (we don’t like the term refugee) have names unfamiliar to Western Europeans. Seeing a name you can’t pronounce on a CV can cause hesitation and uncertainty in a potential employer. It’s important that interviewers know how to navigate these situations in a way that does not embarrass or diminish the applicant,” says Wim Kerkhof, co-founder of Talents for the Netherlands. Together with Leaders Trust / AltoPartners the Netherlands.

AltoPartners examines the impact a name has in the workplace and gives tips for Westerners on how to approach situations where they don't know how to pronounce names from other countries. 

In the article, you'll also find: 

  • Say my name
  • Why is it such a big deal?
  • Small gestures, big impacts

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Maureen Alphonse-Charles
Thought leadership category