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Going on an international assignment is a life changing opportunity. It teaches you how to be independent, how to interact with new people, how to cope up with an entirely new culture and so much more. When you come back, you’re an entirely different person than you were before; more knowledgeable, more experienced and stronger than ever.

September 8, 2016

On May 25, @shrmnextchat chatted with SHRM's Howard Wallack (@shrmglobal) and #SHRM16 speaker Dean Foster (@dfaintercultura) about Global HR and Cross-Cultural Compentency.  

In case you missed this informative chat, you can read all the tweets here:


May 25, 2016


Any association expanding globally is seeking a return on investment. And those organizations seeking better business returns should place an emphasis on relationship building.

As more and more associations grow internationally, regardless of where they are incorporated or headquartered, so too do the expectations and scrutiny by boards and senior leadership for quick membership growth, financial returns, and tangible programmatic results.

May 17, 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 article in Sunday’s New York Times describing Amazon’s relentless, hard-driving work environment is, in many ways, a case study in how one very large company is responding to our changing work world.

August 20, 2015


Living abroad can be a life changing and eye opening experience. By submerging yourself in a new culture, you gain a new perspective on life, meet new and diverse people and feel connected to a community of global citizens. Not only can you benefit from the personal enrichment of living abroad, it is also an excellent career development opportunity and can pave the way for leadership opportunities.

August 5, 2015


Culture Savvy: Working and Collaborating Across the Globe

July 14, 2015


The mobility landscape has evolved significantly in the past five years. Businesses are increasingly looking outside of their home markets to broaden their talent pools and place key skills where they are needed most. This also means that as companies expand to beyond their home markets, talent mobility can be the key competitive differentiator for success.

May 26, 2015


Organizations report that their global mobility programs are critical to supporting new business growth, improving financial performance, and enhancing employee engagement, succession planning and talent management.

But organizations also say the mobility function remains a low strategic priority. And while many new expatriate assignments are predicted for the new year, a majority of companies report that their global mobility programs do not deliver value for the money spent.

Mobility Program Benefits Recognized

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January 15, 2015

With a 7.2 percent rise in business travel spending expected for this year—up to $288.8 billion—as well as a rise in both global and domestic travel risks, organizations must take proactive measures to protect their traveling employees.

Whether your company has three employees or 30,000, the following simple steps can help you keep your traveling workforce safe and prevent legal, financial and reputational fallout.

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October 15, 2014

Short-term business travelers aren’t always top of mind for those working in the HR, immigration and global mobility functions, but they should be, according to experts.

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March 12, 2014
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

Savvy companies are investing in advances in HR service delivery as well as seizing opportunities to deploy sophisticated new technologies that can make the HR function more effective and efficient, according to a recently published survey report.

“Market trends in HR service delivery and technology can be summed up in a single sentence: More than ever before, possibilities to explore and opportunities for productive change abound,” global professional services company Towers Watson said in describing the results of its 2013 HR Service Delivery and Technology Survey.

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December 10, 2013
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

Globalization and outsourcing have led many U.S.-based organizations to expand their business operations internationally and increase their hiring of foreigners. Hiring foreign nationals brings an additional challenge: conducting an international background check.

The need for international screening occurs when:

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October 31, 2013