Culture Wizard

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 |
June Jobs For Global Mobility

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 |
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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. […]

The Unwritten Rules of A Remote Office

May 15, 2015 |
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You got the call, the contract, and even a nice signing bonus to get you started. Now you plan how you’re actually going to work with that remote team. It’s hard enough when you’re 30 miles away, but if you’re across a continent, you need to be organized, efficient, and prepared. Here is a list […]