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Building Effective Global Teams
Managing in today's complex world has been made even more challenging due to global unrest and continuing economic uncertainty. In building and aligning successful cross-functional and multicultural teams on global projects, senior-level HR leaders must take a custom-tailored and nuanced approach.
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Expats, Meet the World
International assignees are turning to social-networking sites designed specifically for expats to learn about their new surroundings and to make friends. Sounds good, but should HR encourage this practice?
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Relo Revival
Companies are reporting increases in domestic and international relocations, according to several studies and industry insiders. The recovering economy and booming emerging markets are playing key roles making companies mobile again.
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Localizing Relocation
Even with many global senior leaders looking in the rearview mirror after one of the worst recessions in history, many in developed and a few emerging economies still are adjusting their economic policies and outlooks.
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Making Relocation Local
The high cost of sending U.S.-based workers overseas is forcing relocation experts to focus more on local talent as well as selecting employees who are closer -- such as sending an Indian executive to manage an operation in Singapore. Some companies are even converting expats to local employees.
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The Risks and Rewards of Executive Repatriation
Despite the investment and opportunity corporations provide to international assignments, they too often devote far less attention and planning to the executive-repatriation process itself. That can be a costly mistake.
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Weighing Multiple Service Centers
There are many business imperatives for using multiple regional-service centers in an outsourced HR environment, but establishing a variety of service centers can sharply multiply complexity, client risk and the burden of managing the outsourced relationship.
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Leaders Tough to Find in Asia
Distinct cultural norms -- such as the importance of "saving face" for Chinese workers -- coupled with language barriers make it tough on expat leaders, especially in Asia.
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To RPO or Not To RPO?
Internal HR departments in organizations around the world, and their parent companies, struggle with the idea of outsourcing any, or some, of their recruitment processes. This hesitation is understandable from an emotional standpoint, as the recruiting function is all about people -- a company's most important asset and, in many cases, a business differentiator.
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Securing Employees
Even as HR leaders ensure their employees in the Middle East are safe or are able to leave that region, other trouble spots remain dangerous for expatriates.
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Keep Resourcing, Recruiting Strong
Given the stubborn unemployment rate of almost 10 percent, the sharp market erosion of 401(k) values, the rapid inflation in healthcare costs and the continuing slow growth of many of our major trading partners, HR executives could be excused for believing that resourcing and recruiting is no longer a first-tier priority.
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Where Are All the Expat Women?
With fewer women sent on international relocation assignments, companies may be losing out on a key tool for developing talented women into senior leaders.
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Businesses Still Cutting Costs
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Emerging Markets Fueling Decrease in Women Expats?
The emergence of growing markets in the global business community may be serving to drive down the number of women overall who are sent on international relocation assignments.
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Responding to a Different India
With a labor force of more than 450 million workers, India represents tremendous opportunities for companies. And despite a rising pay structure, strong currency and high unemployment, setting up shop in India is still worth the effort and good for the bottom line if handled carefully and vigilantly.
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Securing Employees
The turmoil in Egypt is yet another reminder that HR leaders need to protect their traveling employees and expats. Experts detail some other hot spots across the globe -- and offer some practical tips to proactively address security issues.
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Job Seekers Change Course
New economic realities have forced some job seekers to pursue a field or career other than the one they are trained for, according to new research. How can HR best harness these cross-over candidates to benefit their organization?
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