These days, there are few obstacles to hiring an international team. Relocation costs aren’t an issue when an employee can work from their home country via the internet. Collaboration isn’t impossible when everyone can tune in through excellent video conferencing tools. And cross-border payments, while still a pain, are much more manageable than they were a few decades ago. With so little standing in the way, what do you have to lose from hiring an international team?
Very little. In fact, you have quite a lot to gain.
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There’s a slight difference between an incubator and accelerator. An incubator nurses startups in their infancy and doesn’t rush them out. Accelerators house startups for a limited time where they turbocharge their business before sending them on their way. Those differences aside, they’re both designed to help startups take their business idea to the next level by giving them the resources and support they need.
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When star candidates turn down job offers, it’s a frustrating experience for companies. It takes a lot of time to find qualified people, and when they decide to go elsewhere before they’ve even started it’s quite the setback.
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We’ve come a long way since McKinsey & Company introduced the “War for Talent” concept in 1997. Since then, we’ve established a greater understanding of talent, but we still haven’t figured out how to deal with the problem of talent shortages. And talent shortages are a very real and terrifying thing for many organizations nowadays, taking into consideration a recent study by Korn Ferry, which states that more than half of talent acquisition professionals say that it’s now harder to find qualified candidates than it was a year ago.
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You’ve likely heard the term “Business English” several times, and each time you’ve probably wondered, “What makes Business English so different from general, “regular” English?”
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Chatting with a native English speaker is the best way to practice the language. But what if you don’t have a conversation partner? Should you just throw in the towel? Absolutely not.
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If you love idioms, you’ll get a kick out of phrasal verbs.
An idiom has a meaning you can’t figure out from the individual words. Knowing the words “hot” and “potato” won’t help you understand the idiom “hot potato” if you’ve never heard of it before.
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There’s an assumption that the biggest challenge with hiring a non-native English speaker is communication. Managers fear misunderstandings and missed cultural cues that could lead to tension with other employees.
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No, technology will not kill HR, but it will force HR to evolve.
Traditionally, organizations tasked HR departments with a few key functions – compliance, recruiting, training, payroll, benefits – but many of these responsibilities are being automated by new technology. This may look like a grim picture, but it actually means that HR jobs will get a touch more interesting in several ways.
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What propels your employees out of bed and to the office? If your response is, “A regular paycheck” then you’ve got a problem on your hands.
A clearly defined mission statement provides purpose, focus, and direction for everyone in your organization regardless of their role. Everybody from your social media coordinator to your front-end developer should know what your company’s about and what vision of the world you’re working towards.
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