Diversity is slowly becoming a normal practice in many large American companies. With the growth of the minority, female, LGBT, and veteran segments, corporations are focusing on hiring and maintaining new and diverse talent. As this growth happens within America, diversity on a global scale has already developed and established itself for international organizations.
Many global companies have locations throughout the world, managing facilities in Asia, South America, Europe, Africa, and Australia. This international presence has led to many organizations expanding their hiring practices to cater to foreign markets, languages, and customs. The global diversity industry is a foundation to business success and has been for quite some time.
As the US catches up to the global diversity industry, taking note of what made this growth successful may help in easing tensions and transitions.