Knotted ropes in a harbour under the words Ten DE&I recommendations from leading organizations

This piece is from The RES Forum’s research paper – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in post-pandemic global work, written by Dr. Benjamin Bader and Professor Michael Dickmann.  You can download the paper here.    Build the business case for DE&I DE&I strengthens the generation of ideas through a greater diversity of thought within the organization. […]

A pride parade under the words DE&I and mobility, helping expat partners to anchor remains essential

Written by Jacqueline van Haaften, Global Connection As the daughter of a merchant navy navigation officer, I greatly appreciate the maritime analogies in the RES Forum’s report on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in post-pandemic global work. Just like a captain can’t sail the ship on his or her own, an expat needs the support of […]

Technology vs. humanity in the employee experience

Nov 12, 2021 |
man walking among some technology innovations

Written by a Global Mobility leader in the technology sector This piece is from The RES Forum’s research paper – Technology in Cross-Border Working: disruptive force or old wine in new bottles, October 2021. You can download the paper here.  “As we design the employee experience, it’s so important to decide when an activity should […]

International employee engagement

Apr 16, 2021 |
Couple sat in front of a mountain range

When devising strategies to encourage effective international employee engagement in the time of Covid-19 and beyond, multinationals must seek ways to build and maintain trust with spouses and partners.   A joint decision Let’s agree that the typical candidate for an international assignment is a dedicated, driven individual. They see an international assignment as a […]

work from home

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, there is a growing feeling that we are moving into unchartered waters. We are all learning new vocabulary to describe the processes relating to the virus and how we as a population deal with it: ‘social distancing’, ‘delay phase’, ‘self-isolation’. As part of the measures to help delay […]

Here at the RES Forum, we get our share of cultural oddities, namely when Ken (that’s me), talks to his American counterpart Jim on Skype. Jim is a Texan, and pretty much every call has to ask me what a word means. The best line was when he said that I was the one who […]

Global Mobility Jobs In June

Jul 1, 2015 |

I took a look at the job board for June, and we have four new positions for Global Mobility Professionals. There are two Global Mobility Manager jobs. One full time project coordinator for global mobility, and a contract position for a Global Mobility Specialist to help new employees transition internationally. Why does this matter? Because […]

If you thought figuring out time zones was bad, wait until you run into the conflicting calendars of expatriate work. July 4th is coming up, a big holiday for the United States where they set off fireworks, grill meat, and celebrate their independence from well, someone. Luckily this falls on a Saturday, so you can […]

The Collaborative Economy is the name given to the sharing of products and services over more traditional ownership models. Jeremiah Owyang is the leading voice on this change, covering companies like Uber, AirBnB, and Sidecar. With valuations in the tens of billions, these firms can’t be discounted. But it’s not all home-sharing and taxi substitutes. […]

Travel Tip: Reset Your Internal Clock

May 27, 2015 |

It’s exciting to think about living in a global world, but when you’re staying up until 1:00 a.m. for a conference call with Italy to prepare for an 8:30 meeting downtown with a client, the realities of a 24 hour time clock can catch up with you. There are lots of ways to stay up. […]