May 31, 2012 – Pilat HR Solutions, a provider of human capital management technology and professional services, has extended itsstrategic alliance with ITAP International. With this partnership, clients of both Pilat HR Solutions and ITAP International will be able to implement more effective cross-cultural HR processes and technology. ITAP International works with customers to measure cultural dimensions, identify potential cross cultural issues, diagnose the underlying causes, assess global talent, create culture neutral global competency models and provide integration HR and OD solutions. “Globalization has brought the issue of cultural sensitivity to the fore. This is no longer merely a diversity issue. Designing processes and technology without an in-depth understanding of the cultures in which they need to operate simply leads to misunderstandings and inefficiencies at best; at worst, it creates major dysfunction and even failed implementations,” said Clinton Wingrove, principal consultant at Pilat HR Solutions.