One of the more interesting elements of International HR is the concept of Duty of Care. This concept varies by country – but essentially an employer has responsibility for their employees when they are traveling or stationed in foreign countries. What this can mean is an employer is responsible for an employee in their off
Interesting article from the APAC Director of Marketing for Survey Monkey on written communication.
I just stumbled across this 2012 article from McKinsey and thought it was worthwhile in sharing. It discusses the challenges. What is very interesting is they explained that beginning global companies scored lower than in non-global companies in trying to establish vision, shared culture and similiar items. (Source: http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/organization/the_global_companys_challenge)
Steve Miranda, the Managing Director of the Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies at Cornell does a great job keeping their focus on very topical aspects, and at the same time, keeping the longer term topics on the table. Most recently, they and American Express hosted a working group in Singapore to discuss the HR
Littler is an International Law firm with over 55 offices and over 900 lawyers – and they are dedicated to representing employers on all sorts of management issues. I stumbled across them via a press release – but apparently they hold an annual Global Employer Summit – and they released the highlights in a 65
Wow, The Atlantic is on a roll tonight with some great global articles. The below will take you to a great article that shows spending by household in a large number of categories (e.g. Food, housing, entertainment, etc.) and across 9 major countries. The HR Implication: If you are trying to educate business executives on
One of the greatest aspects of doing International HR is often being part of the groups that break open new markets! One of the key learnings is – never assume that what means one thing in the home country means the same thing in the new country – and it definitely holds true for the
Lis Clausbeth, who contributed to one of the best International HR books out there (at least in my opinion) has begun to focus her research on the concept of Duty of Care – as companies workforces become more global. It is intuitive that as a company’s employee population becomes more global, and global travel increases,
Want a great reason to pursue process mapping your HR processes? Doing shared services? Companies that are highly skilled in core HR practices experience up to 3.5 times the revenue growth and as much as 2.1 times the profit margins of less capable companies, according to new research by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and
Looking forward to going and seeing the members of the ISO TC260 Standards Committee that is working on the global HR Standards. If you are going to be there and want to catch up, send me an e-mail!