I was recently asked to connect on LinkedIn with someone who had almost 20 million connections. I responded in my usual fashion, “Thank you for the invitation to connect. Please advise how I may help you in your business; I believe it is important to engage my network and appreciate the courtesy of a reply.” Read full blog post
Journalist and author Fareed Zakaria opened up the 2013 Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) conference held earlier this week in Chicago with a case for optimism. While much of the world is still recovering from an economic slump, there are still more than 90 countries whose economies are growing. In fact, most of those countries are in developing or less-than-developed nations, predominantly in Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. And it is in and to these remote locations where many international expats and travelers are finding themselves.
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One of the biggest challenges for organizations is that Duty of Care is considered everyone’s responsibility. It cannot be relegated to one functional group. But clearly some groups have more expertise and knowledge than others. Read full blog post
The epitome of receiving a sign that one’s professional accomplishments have been recognized by the upper echelons of one’s company is to be considered for an expatriate position. An appointment to an overseas post signifies competence on behalf of the professional, confidence on the part of the organization, and a promising future for the individual back at headquarters once the international assignment has been successfully completed. After all, it is often thought, if a candidate can make it there – overseas – they can make it anywhere. Or, so the thinking goes. Read full blog post