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Cultural diversity


Diversity means valuing and including people from every culture and religion, and delighting in their difference. In this global economy, we believe cultural insight is just as important as technical ability.

IBM operates across nine time zones in 170 countries and our employees speak more than 70 languages. This diversity is one of our greatest strengths, enabling us to bring the best talent and ideas together to solve our clients' problems.

With teams and clients spanning the globe, many employees have the chance to experience working with people from different countries and cultures. To make sure they are sensitive to the cultural differences in global working practices, we provide them with learning programs, workshops and tools to help them to work with different cultures.

Cultural Diversity Networking Group

The Group works to raise awareness of cultural diversity within the workforce.

Floating cultural holiday

You can 'trade' official public holidays for days cultural significance to you. For example, you may wish to 'trade' a gazetted public holiday, such as the Queen's Birthday, for a cultural day of particular significance, such as Yom Kippur.