Whether you’re managing staff in one office or across several continents, training and health and safety are issues you can’t ignore. These can be especially tricky if you’re working internationally.
Employer branding is a new buzz word in the media. Although many people think it’s just a new form of HR marketing, there’s actually much more to it. We spoke to employer branding expert Ralf Tometschek about why it matters, and how companies can promote themselves better to potential employees.
If you’ve been in a hospital lately, you’d be forgiven for thinking that some of the staff were speaking another language. Terms such as “chronicity”, “needs matrix” and “action plans” can all leave patients – sorry “service users” – scratching their heads.
Scottish products such as whisky and tartan are famous around the world, but they’re far from the only exports. Last year a record number of Scottish businesses began exporting, with products ranging from software to seafood, tea to television programmes.
More than a billion people around the world celebrated the Chinese New Year, with fireworks, parties and parades – including a parade of horses in Sydney! The Spring Festival is now well underway, with festivities traditionally lasting for 15 days until the Full Moon, on February 14th this year.
We’ve all heard of the BRIC and CIVETS countries, but now attention is turning to a new group of fast-growing markets. The MINT countries – Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey – have been tipped as the hot ones to watch over the next few years.
There are plenty of myths about exporting. Isn’t it risky for smaller businesses? And aren’t foreign markets much harder to crack than your domestic one?
World Cup fever is heating up, and Brazil is getting ready to be in the international spotlight. An estimated 600,000 tourists are expected to travel there next June, with the tournament boosting the economy by around $11 billion. The Brazilian Government is investing heavily in infrastructure – also in preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games.
We’re delighted that there has been a lot of press coverage of our new Coach technology lately! But many articles don’t mention that Coach is a translation tool that has been designed specifically with translators in mind.