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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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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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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There’s a saying: Hire smart people and then get out of their way.
This expression is true, but it’s missing an important third part. It should be:
- Hire smart people
- Get out of their way
- And then make sure nothing else is in their way
In other words: Managers, start empowering your employees.
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Most of us know the general rules of interviewing.
Bring an extra copy of your resume.
Arrive on time.
Don’t bring a drink or a friend. Definitely, don’t say anything negative about your former employer.
Other elements are a bit unclear, and even educated, experienced individuals find themselves screwing up now and again. Here are some big no-nos you should avoid before your upcoming interview, so you can land your dream job.
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If you recently moved and you’re feeling lonely, it’s not just you. While the international life can be glamorous, lack of familiarity with social norms makes it difficult to find friends. Throw in a busy work schedule, and it can feel like you’ll spend the next year eating dinner alone.
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It’s no surprise that companies are increasingly turning to remote workers. Studies show that they are happier and more productive. As a result, managers are figuring out how to get their in-house team and their remote team to work together seamlessly. Throw remote workers located abroad into the mix, and this further complicates the matter.
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Are you terrible at public speaking? Good news: You don’t have to be.
Public speaking is a skill. Contrary to popular belief, a bad public speaker can improve. While it may take some practice in front of a bathroom mirror, anyone can learn how to give a great presentation that captivates their audience.
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