2018 Best Countries Report

By Terence Brake
25th January 2018

New report out ranking the top 10 countries for 2018. The report also includes the most popular and least popular politicians of the moment….

When businesses embrace a global mindset they get better results

By Christian
22nd January 2018

No matter whether you are expanding your business into foreign markets, trying to recruit the best candidates from a diverse talent pool, leading a multinational (and perhaps remote) team of people, or ensuring your marketing and branding messages are received in the intended way: cultural competence and having a global mindset – your ability to work and relate effectively across cultures and behavioral norms – is a key business skill….

3 Resources for Managing Unconscious Bias

By Terence Brake
11th January 2018

The fact that we have unconscious biases has profound implications. When we make decisions about who gets a job, a promotion, or high profile assignment, we are very likely adding subliminal thoughts and feelings that have no basis in fact….

Hygge: How to get happy like the Danes

By Sue Bryant
11th January 2018

Danes consider hygge a defining part of their cultural identity. Some even claim this appreciation of cosiness is what makes them top of surveys about the world’s happiest people….

Recruiting across cultures    

By Sue Bryant
9th January 2018

Each culture has its own rules and procedures for interviewing. To get the best out of candidates you must respect their own cultures and norms. …

The do’s and don’ts of greetings around the world

By Sue Bryant
9th January 2018

Shaking hands may seem like a perfectly normal way to greet a business contact. Not necessarily, though. What happens if the other person doesn’t offer their hand? Or if you’re a woman in a conservative Muslim culture? Or if your counterpart greets you with a bow? Here’s a quick guide to five situations in which a little business etiquette understanding of different greetings around the world can go a long way….