Culture & Language

Cross-cultural and language training is now considered essential preparation for any international assignment, benefiting both the individual and the employer. However, ‘culture shock’ – which adds to the pressure on an employee who might already be coping with the demands of a new job, and can also affect accompanying family members – may lead to assignment failure. This is disruptive for the family, and costly for the company. The up-to-the-minute international business, culture and language news in this section can help you navigate the highs and lows of corporate relocation.

Latest Culture & Language Features

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Is a core-flex policy the answer to global mobility needs in 2017?

A phalanx of new reports suggests locally-focused and flexible mobility policies are increasingly the policy solution of choice for companies looking to best match employee and employer needs. Here, Lisa Johnson, global practice leader of Crown World Mobility's consulting services, outlines the advantages to a core-flex approach.

Culture

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‘Global Citizenship’ on the rise

Global mobility experts report a rise in the phenomenon of the ‘Global Citizen’ as the world marks United Nations Day.
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How to vote in the 2016 US election

Relocate Global's guide to voting in the 2016 Presidential Election, for US citizens living and working abroad.
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Global mobility in the US: current trends

With the presidential election fast approaching and ripples from the UK vote to leave the European Union being felt around the world, these are exciting times for global mobility in the US.

Language

German tops list of in-demand languages in the UK

German tops list of requested languages in UK job ads

A recent study by job search engine Adzuna highlights German as the most in-demand and highest paid language in the UK.
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Foreign Language Learning for Children: Necessity or Option?

Relocating to a foreign country often brings the professional benefits of increased competitiveness, especially for those who learn the language of the country they are relocating to. However, many do not realize that if the family does not adjust well to the new language and culture, it can be an enormous risk to the assignment.
Language learning

Learning a language: mission possible!

Mastering a foreign language can seem complex and time-consuming, but a little regular practice can reap big rewards. Jade Huffman, Lori Fenneken and Renee Paczkowski, of Global LT, share their tips.
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