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Teaming Offshore Contractors and In-House Employees

May 8, 2008
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Beyond the obvious steps of identifying vendors with the right skill sets and project histories, companies should also evaluate ‘soft’ issues like culture and communication that so often impede understanding and success.
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Bringing Offshore Talent into the Corporate Fold

May 8, 2008
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The strategy depends on how skilled a company is at locating the right talent and whether or not it possesses the management skills to build cohesive teams made up of individuals from different cultures. Not every company succeeds in such efforts, but those that do reap manifold benefits.
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Out of India

April 24, 2008
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Western multinationals are selling off their “captives,” or wholly owned back-office operations, in India to Indian firms, and these firms are offshoring pieces of their growing workload to locations in Southeast Asia.
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Infographic International Labor Force Competitveness

April 24, 2008
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The World Economic Forum's global and business competitiveness ranking for Southeast Asia and comparison nations, 2007-2008. The rankings compare a total of 127 nations.
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Special Report Global WorkforceAsia Looking South

April 24, 2008
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Multinationals are cutting costs and managing risks by forgoing additional Chinese expansion in favor of labor-rich locations in Southeast Asia.
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A Modest H-1B Proposal?

March 25, 2008
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DHS Announces New Rule Prohibiting Multiple H-1B Applications

March 19, 2008
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Companies seeking visas for highly skilled immigrants will be restricted to one application for each job candidate, according to the new federal regulation.
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In the Midst of Deep Global Job Cuts, Unilever Combines Divisions, Shores Up Overseas Leadership

March 3, 2008
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Unilever announces its biggest senior management shake-up since Patrick Cescau became CEO in 2005, combining units under a single executive and leaving the Anglo-Dutch company with no English or Dutch executives in its top ranks.
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A Grim Labor Forecast

January 28, 2008
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