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When I give feedback to the new migrant employee in our office, I never know whether he's taking it in or not as he just sits there looking blank. How can I get him to interact a bit more?

If your new migrant employee is sitting quietly and not reacting to you when you speak, it may be that he is showing respect. In some cultures maintaining an attentive silence is considered respectful. Give him a bit more time to adjust to the Kiwi workplace.

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