We all work better when we’re well prepared


Of course they can do the job you’ve asked of them, but will your relocating employees have what’s needed to carry it out in personally challenging circumstances? That’s the real test.

With proper preparation there’s every reason to expect the right candidates to succeed. But they need support in acquiring skills in local languages as well as in cultural awareness. And if they take a partner on assignment there’s plenty you can do to support them, too.

Our complete package of skills and assistance creates more confident and capable employees, provides support to the whole family during assignment and smooths the return when it’s time to come home.

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Culture is bigger than countries


Intercultural learning develops a global outlook in employees which benefits them in their careers and helps your business pursue its aims.

By refining their cultural viewpoint and developing their understanding of different cultures, employees function better – whether on assignment or in the multicultural setting of international businesses.

In our intercultural programs, employees learn to compare different cultural values and position business objectives in a cultural context. This is a core business competence in a global economy, which goes well beyond improving communication, negotiation and management.

Training is supported by an e-learning platform, giving easy access to reference information on different cultures, traditions and customs, as well as everyday advice on avoiding faux pas abroad.

Language is no barrier to business


International trade is as old as business, but it demands some skill to ensure your interests are protected.

We design language training around your employees’ needs – helping them learn and use the language in ways that will work for them every day.

Learning and using the local language quickly builds confidence in employees and earns respect and trust on assignment among their foreign counterparts.

How global are you?


We all think we’ll cope with working in another country, but culture shock can strike unexpectedly and with a devastating effect on performance.

We developed our Intercultural Readiness Check (IRC) to help you measure your relocating employee’s preparedness for an international assignment. It’s a useful way to estimate the training different candidates might need to perform.

Used at the candidate selection stage, the IRC measures four intercultural competencies: intercultural sensitivity, communication, building commitment and managing uncertainty.

Partners often need the most help


Accompanying partners are too often overlooked when candidates are selected for assignment, yet their ability to settle can be the biggest influence on assignment success.

While the employee is fully supported and leading a relatively well structured work life, accompanying partners can quickly find themselves directionless and alone.

We help partners make the most of their time abroad, maintaining or developing their professional skills through learning or employment; providing stability and direction.

We tailor our support, delivered in the host country through a network of consultants, to aid with social, professional and education integration. This encouragement and support is invaluable as well as technically helpful in developing employment or educational opportunities.

It’s so hard to come home


Repatriation is a multidimensional challenge for many employees and training and support can play a big part in helping them adjust to their return home.

Even if home hasn’t changed, employees will have, and readjustment to cultural norms in the home country can take time. They may find the home-country experience does not live up to the excitement and the personal and professional challenges of the assignment, and accompanying partners may need support to re-establish their careers after the break.

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