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International Students Brock University

Instructor Susan Melnichuk teaches the Masters Preparatory Certificate in Education (MPCE) program at Brock University in Ontario, Canada. All of the students in the September 2018 cohort had completed undergraduate degrees in their home countries, but few had ever been to Canada before. The majority of students came from China, but two students came from […]

InterNations How to Support Foreign Assignees

The relocation support that foreign assignees receive from their employer, as well as the ease at which they settle in and find happiness abroad, largely varies between countries. These are some of the findings from the recently released Expat Insider 2018 Business Edition Country Focus, an InterNations Business Solutions report zooming in on foreign assignees, […]

Priorities at Work

Imagine you’re assigned to a new project at work with new team members, whom you know very little about. Would you likely dive right into the project, or are you the type who wants to get to know your new colleagues a bit before charging ahead?   If you’ve ever taken the GlobeSmart Profile, you […]

Guest post by Theresa Häfner, Head of Business Solutions at InterNations. With her expat expertise, Theresa explains the shift in relocation needs, how this shift should be embraced by employers, and the mutual benefits it holds. Concepts such as “New Work”, employee experience, and work-life balance are becoming more and more prominent in HR — […]

This piece was originally posted on the InterNations Business Solutions blog. Aperian Global’s Jesse Rowell and Tessah Clark share their insights and opinions on how employers can better support global employees and provide top tips to help ensure foreign assignment success. From an employee engagement and talent retention perspective, the majority of hiring executives — […]

Corporate Diversity Programs in 2017: What's Working & What's Not

Corporate diversity programs have been big news in recent years, as companies ranging from Uber to Google institute these initiatives. Most recently, Uber launched its first diversity report in March 2017. The move came after claims earlier in the year that the company culture promoted sexism and harassment. Uber responded with a stated commitment to […]

IWD #BalanceforBetter

  What does #BalanceforBetter look like? Every International Women’s Day, employees at Aperian Global take time to pause, reflect, and make a new pledge to work towards gender parity. With 9 offices around the globe and each office made up of a diverse mixture of individuals, our pledges often look different office to office, department […]

Our Shanghai office released its very first ebook: a compilation of our most popular WeChat posts on global talent development. If you can read Chinese, it is a great way to review 10 best practices for global talent development. If you don’t read Chinese, ask one of your global colleagues to help you out 😊. Download 10 Best […]

Cultural Competence in Chinese Academics

For a young student, studying abroad can provide invaluable global leadership skills and cultural competence they will have for the rest of their life. But what about students who are unable to study abroad but still want that experience? Aperian Global Consultant Dan Kerr sat down with Elizabeth Tuleja, China Fulbright Scholar and Sichuan University […]

How to Mend Strained Work Relationships On a Global Team

The winter holidays are typically a time of happiness and celebration, as well as a time to reflect on the new year to come. Before you step away from work to enjoy the holidays, consider mending any strained work relationships. Addressing an unresolved fight will likely allow you to better relax and enjoy the break […]