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Laurette Bennhold-Samaan, Chief Operating Officer

In our monthly interview series, Inside Aperian Global, you will get to know the passionate people that drive Aperian Global’s mission and values in day-to-day operations, find out more about their background and see what their typical day looks like. In February, we spoke to our Senior Global Account Manager Michael Shen, based in Shanghai, […]

Laurette at ERC® EMEA Global Workforce Summit

Aperian Global attended the ERC® (Employee Relocation Council) EMEA Global Workforce Summit that took place in London, England, in early February of 2015. The summit provided excellent benchmarking and educational opportunities for leaders of the Global Mobility space. Our Managing Global Mobility Director Darcy Roehling shared her experience of the summit: “The conference began on […]

Repatriation Support in India and China

| Posted in: Global Mobility
Repatriation Support in India and China

Home, Sweet Home? Why repatriation support is critical for returning Indians and Chinese The recent (re)emergence of China and India as global economic superpowers has seen corresponding shifts within each of their respective expatriate communities. Where once the opportunities for ambitious Chinese and Indians lay outside their borders in Europe and the US, the advantages […]

2015 Spring Festival Infographic

| Posted in: Global Mindset, Infographics
Infographic Chinese New Year Spring Festival

A Quick Overview of Spring Festival Spring Festival, also known as Chinese New Year, is an important annual celebration in China and other countries with large Chinese populations. We made this infographic to help you brush up on your Spring Festival knowledge and maybe even learn something new. Want to learn more in-depth about Chinese New […]

cultural competence in global teams infographic

Increasing Cross-Cultural Competence in Project Teams Global teams often experience challenges working in matrix environments. Common challenges can include deadlines, poor communication, and overwhelmed employees. Luckily, these challenges can be minimized if team members develop cross-cultural competence. Aperian Global’s Director of Consulting in APAC, Christie Caldwell, recently wrote about the importance of cultural intelligence for […]

Inside Aperian Global: Michael Shen

| Posted in: Aperian Global News
Michael Shen, Senior Global Account Manager

In our monthly interview series, Inside Aperian Global, you will get to know the passionate people that drive Aperian Global’s mission and values in day-to-day operations, as well as find out more about their background and what their typical day looks like. In January, we spoke to Project Manager Celeste Kruse, based in Boston, and […]

Inside Aperian Global: Celeste Kruse

| Posted in: Aperian Global News, Global Teams
Celeste Kruse, Project Manager

In our monthly interview series, Inside Aperian Global, you will get to know the passionate people that drive Aperian Global’s mission and values in our day-to-day operations. You’ll find out more about their background and what their typical day looks like, and— through revealing stories and surprising facts— get a sneak peek into their work […]

Cross-Cultural Challenges in Global Medical Projects

Science and research is a global field with international, interdisciplinary collaborations and globally connected research and development projects. Multicultural teams work together to create innovative new solutions for pressing global clinical issues such as the recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Western Africa in the fall of 2014. With the multitude of nationalities, disciplines, […]

5 Best Practices for Global Virtual Team Success

| Posted in: Global Teams
5 Best Practices for Global Virtual Team Success

The workplace we once knew is changing. Due to the influence of globalization and the connectedness of the internet age, organizations are finding success when they build efficiencies and greater knowledge through global virtual teams. Lisa Kieffer, Aperian Global’s Director of Consulting (North America), comments that “a key frustration that global team leaders face is the […]

Disability Inclusion & the Bottom Line

| Posted in: Diversity & Inclusion
Disability Inclusion & the Bottom Line

Unemployment among the world’s 386 million disabled people of working age is far higher than for working-age individuals. Although companies are striving to create more inclusive environments, the number of employed people with disability is still lagging behind when compared to the rate of employment in the general population, especially in developing countries where individuals […]