An Accidental International Mess

It starts out simple enough: your assistant director of marketing’s wife receives an offer to work in her company’s London office for the next three...

Global Expansion and the Use of Independent Consultants

To manage costs, many companies—in the U.S. and abroad—engage independent contractors. While independent contractor relationships are recognized in most jurisdictions, the potential for misclassification and...

Secondment?

Have you ever wondered what this word means? Put simply, the term “secondment” applies when an employee or a group of employees is assigned on a...

Employee Loyalty Declining Worldwide

​A recent survey by Mercer, a global HR consulting firm, shows that employees around the world are becoming less loyal to their employers. In the...

2011 Global Engagement Study Shows Mixed Results

​BlessingWhite, an international HR research firm, has released its 2011 global engagement study in which it evaluates employee engagement—individuals’ contribution to the company’s success and...