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The Utah Human Resources State Council (UHRSC) hosted part of a visit to Utah by a delegation of Israeli business people hoping to learn more about Diversity in the Workplace. The visitors were invited to the United States under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program and were escorted while in Utah by the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy (UCCD).
The three-week United States Department of State-sponsored project brought together eight government, business and NGO leaders from Israel to focus on strategies and policy that advance diversity within the workforce.
Jeanine Wilson, UHRSC State Director, and Roger Tsai, UHRSC Diversity Director hosted a roundtable discussion and lunch with eight visitors from Israel. UHRSC is an affiliate of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management). As the world’s largest professional organization devoted to human resource management, SHRM represents more than 250,000 members in more than 140 countries worldwide. In Utah, SHRM has more than 1600 members in organizations of all sizes, located in all areas of the state, representing workforces in a vast array of industries.
Joining Wilson and Tsai at the roundtable discussion were representatives from two major employers in Utah: Rita Offrett from American Express and George Myers, from Zions Bank, both winners of the Utah Diversity Connections annual awards.
The panel shared with the Israeli visitors some research and key points focused on Diversity in the Workplace, including: