Outsourcing: Leap of Doubt?

Publication: The HR Director
Author: Jamie B. Gelbtuch and Frank Garten

Outsourcing is difficult to define – Wikipedia needs forty words, the Oxford English Dictionary takes twenty – and the actual experience is no less messy. Nowadays, a myriad of contractors, gig workers and third-party specialists move in and out of frame, are expected to liaise – often internationally – all in the name of diversity of thought. In the boardroom, this can present an overwhelming proposition, but isn’t outsourcing just collaboration?

Cultural Connections: It’s Important to Understand Global & Cultural Differences

Publication: Association Conventions & Facilities
Author: Maura Keller

When a conference presenter looks out on a room of association professionals, he or she is likely to see a multicultural mix of people. In fact, today’s typical meeting or conference is a dramatically different place than it was just 10 or 15 years ago as the U.S. population continues to become more diverse. In addition, as more associations are going global, planners and attendees are experiencing global cultures in new ways.

Why Don’t Some Countries Expect You to Tip?

Publication: Policygenius Magazine
Author: Mia Taylor

While tipping may be a common practice in the United States, the same does not always hold true abroad. In many countries, tipping after a meal is not part of local custom. In some cases it’s even frowned upon. Why don’t some countries expect tipping? Here are some key places where tipping isn’t the norm — and why.

Four Tips to Coach Expats to Success

Publication: ICF Coaching World
Author: Jamie B. Gelbtuch

When it comes to international relocations, expatriates often don’t truly know what to expect until they’re in the thick of it. By then, they’re already behind the learning curve and experiencing cultural transition stress.