Managing cultural diversity involves having stronger adaptability and openness to work well with anyone. They are talents who have good skills in managing diversity.

With the recent racial and gender bias unfortunate incidents happening around the world, companies want to hire talents who accept diversity and inclusion at work now more than ever. However, spotting talents who do not discriminate against certain race, religion, gender, age, background, is not an easy task.

A research by Daniel Kahneman showed that a vast majority of human decisions are based on biases and intuition instead of facts and logic. Human biases are difficult to avoid.

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What is managing diversity skills?

Employees with managing diversity skills can work well with people from different ethnic, social, cultural and educational backgrounds and understand the concerns and interests of diverse work groups.
– Skills Framework by SkillsFuture Singapore

You can view the full list of skills and its descriptions here.

5 assessment questions to test candidates' managing diversity skills

  1. I prefer working in a team where everyone has a similar background, language used and cultural belief.  Rate from scale 1 (Most Unlikely)  to 5 (Most Likely)
    - Preferred Answer is 1

  2. When hiring or when choosing who to work with, I choose those who have similar background to me. Rate from scale 1 (Most Unlikely)  to 5 (Most Likely)
    - Preferred Answer is 1

  3. I am confident I can manage a team with diverse backgrounds and differences in cultural belief, language, ethnicity, age, physical and mental condition. Rate from scale 1 (Most Unlikely)  to 5 (Most Likely)
    - Preferred Answer is 5

  4. When working with new colleagues from different countries, I look at my past experience and advice from others on how most workers from that country are like and use what I learnt as a way to communicate and work with them. Rate from scale 1 (Most Unlikely)  to 5 (Most Likely)
    - Preferred Answer is 1

  5. When language or cultural factors become barriers in bringing a team together, I’ll choose one culture and language to use and ask the rest of the team to adopt them. Rate from scale 1 (Most Unlikely)  to 5 (Most Likely)
    - Preferred Answer 1

More managing diversity skills assessment questionnaires available on Prehireforms Questions Library here.

You may also be interested in Skills Assessment Templates for:

  1. Adaptability
  2. Communication Skills
  3. Common Sense
  4. Lifelong Learning / Willingness to Learn
  5. Managing Diversity Skills
  6. Problem Solving Skills
  7. Leadership
  8. Teamwork
  9. Creative Thinking


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Happy shortlisting!