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New Resource for Managers of Hispanic Employees

Posted: March 4, 2004

"Managing Hispanic Workers: Perceptions of Agricultural Managers" is a collection of ideas and best practices from nearly 200 practicing agricultural and horticultural managers, educators, and other professionals.

A new publication is available for agricultural and horticultural managers who are considering employing people from Hispanic cultures. Managing Hispanic Workers: Perceptions of Agricultural Managers is a collection of ideas and best practices from nearly 200 practicing agricultural and horticultural managers, educators, and other professionals.

 

The publication provides answers to the following questions:

  1. What obstacles must Hispanic workers overcome to be successful employees in your operation?
  2. What daily management practices work best to encourage outstanding performance?
  3. In what unexpected ways did your managerial role change when you hired Hispanic employees?

The answers to these questions will help agricultural managers to deal with the challenges presented by a multi-cultural workplace. Those who are considering Hispanic employees as a labor resource will be able to make a more informed choice for themselves and their business when they learn about the pitfalls that others have survived and the best practices that they developed.

A hardcopy of the publication can be purchased from the Dairy Alliance office by calling 1-888-373-PADA or emailing Michele Moyer (mcm14@psu.edu).

Richard E. Stup
Senior Extension Associate
Human Resource Specialist
Penn State Dairy Alliance