Global Development

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Making sense of trends affecting the world of work
 

September 7, 2016

 

 

In a final post about a SHRM delegation visit to Cuba Oct. 11-17, Howard Wallack writes about prospects for the future.

The past is glorified and the future, if not dreaded, is uncomfortably uncertain. The best metaphor I have for Cuba is that visiting now is like trying to go up into your attic after a long period but the door is stuck halfway open.  You can peer in and see wonderful treasures inside that evoke great memories, but, at the same time, you know that once the door is fully opened, you’ll see lots of dust and cobwebs that need cleaning out. 

October 23, 2015

In the second of three posts about a SHRM delegation visit to Cuba Oct. 11-17, Howard Wallack writes about the group’s impressions of the island nation.

October 21, 2015

 

In the first of three posts, Howard Wallack writes about a SHRM delegation visit to Cuba.

October 20, 2015
The year ahead could see companies in China feeling the disruptive impact of technology, chief information officers becoming a hot commodity, the government focusing on job creation over growth, and shoddy infrastructure reaching its end life, according to Gordon Orr, director and chairman of McKinsey Asia, based in Shanghai.
 
In a recent podcast, Orr laid out two macro themes that will shape China in 2014: productivity growth and technology-based disruption.
 
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January 23, 2014
There’s a lot to learn from emerging-market economies. Businesses seeking to expand into Asia, Africa and Latin America would be wise to analyze emerging-market experiences and shift their talent focus, according to global professional services firm Deloitte.
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November 12, 2013

There is a troubling mismatch between the talent needs of emerging markets and the desires and expectations of Millennials, according to research from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

The PwC report Talent Mobility: 2020 and beyond, based on data from 900-plus global companies, predicts that the number of workers taking on global assignments will increase by 50 percent by 2020 and that companies will need to carefully manage global mobility to respond to skills shortages, changing business needs and employee preferences.

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October 15, 2013
 
Employers are reassessing the way that they manage their global mobility programs, especially in the areas of immigration, taxes and international employment law.
 
Increasingly, employers are shifting to globally integrated operating models, requiring them to design new organizational structures, governance models and business processes. In this transformation, HR will be a change agent.
 
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August 28, 2013

India Outsourcing Service Changed in the United States

Indian consulates in the U.S. awarded a new contract to BLS International Services Limited to provide visa and other immigration services to U.S. residents, since July 1, 2013.

The previous provider, Travisa Outsourcing, ended its services on June 28, 2013.

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August 5, 2013
The increasing number of international assignments requires professionals who are skilled in global operations; yet a recent survey found that as many as two in five managers fail when they’re sent abroad. 
 
Only 58 percent of overseas assignments are judged successful, according to the 202 CEOs and senior HR professionals surveyed by workforce solutions provider Right Management.
 
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July 17, 2013
Despite evidence that cultural awareness and preparation can improve the success of cross-border ventures, many international companies still fall short in developing their employees’ global competencies.
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June 28, 2013

Wanna see a bunch of HR people cry? Put them in the an expo hall the size of an airplane hanger and put Mr. Blake Mycoskie on stage. We HR folk are often called upon to put our emotions in-check....no such luck on Monday morning in Chicago!

June 20, 2013
Asia’s evolving landscape of business growth is altering the region’s executive-development needs significantly. Asian companies are seeking to expand beyond their home markets more than ever before, and in this high-growth environment, many businesses are placing executives in senior leadership roles before they’re ready, which, in turn, is spotlighting the critical nature of talent development.
 
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June 20, 2013
Latin America is poised to be the next region to experience growth on the scale of that seen in China, but companies must understand the various countries’ complicated labor laws in order to be profitable and successful.
 
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June 6, 2013

New Five-Year Visas for Doing Business in China

China’s Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council issued a proposal on May 3, 2013, that would introduce two new visas for qualified foreigners. Each visa would be valid for up to five years, significantly longer than the current options.

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June 3, 2013

Since the fall of Saddam Hussein and the Ba’athist ruling regime in Iraq in 2003, economic opportunities have begun to appear in the country, attracting foreign corporations to enter the still-turbulent state and undertake new operations. These opportunities have drawn primarily energy and construction firms focused on oil extraction and the connected infrastructure and logistical support these industries need.

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April 30, 2013

The training and development (T&D) sector will be shaped in the year ahead by some current trends, according to AMA Enterprise, a division of American Management Association that provides assessment, measurement and tailored learning solutions.

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December 25, 2012