Perhaps in such a respectable company with a great influence on a global scale as EcoLab, inclusiveness in hiring is a must. This ethical approach is important for a number of reasons, the first of which is, obviously, tolerance towards people of other nations, cultures and religions. This approach gives a certain status of respectability and is fundamental for maintaining the authority of the company due to the high global standard of moral values. However, what is even more important in the issue of inclusiveness when organizing a workforce in EcoLab is an economic point of view. It is important to take into account that any global company with international influence must adapt to the present times not only in terms of morality but also in its knowledge of various national cultures.
In order to maintain a real connection with the changing economic reality, EcoLab employers need to attract foreign employees and create comfortable conditions for their work. It is important to unleash the potential of a foreign employee and their opportunity to share a piece of another culture, new knowledge or approach. Therefore, a gradual inclusion of an employee in a new team for them is required, which, at the same time, will encourage their culture instead of imposing a new one on the employee.
The whole concept of EcoLab functioning is centered around the unification of many cultures in the name of a better, more holistic world. Therefore, a fundamental stage of inclusion, in this case, is the approach to the employee oneself, which makes them understand that cultures are equally important. Communication and dialogue of the future employee with their colleagues should proceed in a form that excludes any form of discrimination, even ironic ones. Therefore, it is important at the very first stage of training to make it clear that the company is not only tolerant to all cultures, but also intolerant to manifestations of chauvinism or xenophobia in any form.
The second most important stage in training a foreign employee in any multinational company, but in EcoLab in particular, is the principle of dialogue. Communication, that is, a form of communication that basically implies a dialogue and not an exchange of instructions and agreements, should prevail in the company as a principle (Cohn, 2019). In any case, it is important for an employee to know that the principle of communication will be appreciated in their daily work and interaction with employees, that is, a multicultural team of employees.
Research in recent years has shown that many employees find their way between them and develop friendly or positive collegial relationships precisely when they are in a multinational environment. It turns out that the international environment in the workplace is precisely the factor that can provoke employees to cross-cultural dialogue (Wang et al., 2019). Such phenomenon can be explained by the fact that people have fewer familiar ways of dialogue and are forced to resort to more creative and less formal forms of communication to overcome the language barrier (Dang et al. ,2021. In any case, ensuring communication with employees and finding a common language, some common strategy to overcome possible misunderstandings is an important stage in the integration of foreign employees into a multinational team.
The next step, which implies the present and full inclusion of the future employee in the ethics of EcoLab, will be to inform them about all ethical attitudes prevailing in the team and determining the activities of the company. EcoLab is a company with clearly built principles of attitude to the environment, which, like other similar entertainments, has its own plans for supported development. An EcoLab employee cannot work for a company thoughtlessly, and they must be aware of the company’s objectives, the vector of its movement, and strive to share and support its morality.
The final step in the training of employees is the basic rules related to workplace safety. Regardless of the skill level or the specifics of the work, at the moment, in the context of the epidemiological situation, clear instruction is required on the rules of hygiene in the workplace. In a company focused on transforming the world into a cleaner, safer place, such regulation seems to be of paramount importance. A separate instruction is also required to train employees in the competent and environmentally friendly handling of biological waste. The awareness of the need to produce as little waste as possible is also fundamental when applying for a job at EcoLab and a guarantor of safe work in research and production.
Thus, a constant dialogue with a future employee, the ability to find a common language with them and convey the basic conceptual standards of the company are the necessary bases for training before hiring. The prospective employee should feel comfortable and secure in the workplace, which is ensured by a tolerant and culturally inclusive atmosphere. Ethics of EcoLab should be realized by the employee both at the level of relations in the work collective and in the regular activities of the company. Therefore, training on the basic rules of biological waste management and the rules of absolute workplace hygiene is also fundamental before hiring.
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