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Articles by Charlene Marmer Solomon

Destination USA

April 1, 1997
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Incoming expats can find America as mysterious as the moon.
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Four Seasons When Training Doesn't Translate

March 1, 1997
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With recent experience opening new hotels in Sydney and Chicago, the Four Seasons HR staff thought it would be easy to train staff for two new hotels in Indonesia. It wasn't. Challenges in training, communication and cultural differences were unexpected b
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Global Business Under Siege

January 1, 1997
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Many forms of crime and terrorism threaten your company. Do you know how to assess the danger?
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What Would You Put in a Time Capsule

January 1, 1997
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Today’s HR professionals are required to have a vast amount of knowledge on a wide array of topics. But who’s to say these same issues will dominate the HR agenda in years to come? Workforce asked several HR professionals: What items would record H
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Report From Hong KongFuturist Inspires HR Leaders Convenes

September 1, 1996
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Next year, China will accept the hand-over of the British colony Hong Kong. The scenario is but a microcosm of the globalization and tribalization occurring elsewhere. Personnel Journal reports on this and other topics discussed at a recent HR global congress held in Asia.
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Expats Say Help Make Us Mobile

August 7, 1996
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Expatriates expect to move. But today, Shell Internationale Petroleum, B.V. and its expats are learning how difficult global mobility has become. The company's recent survey explains why and identifies steps for HR to take in making the assignment work fo
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Flexible Scheduling Comes Out of Flux

June 1, 1996
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No longer are alternative work arrangements the exclusive domain of mothers. Today, companies such as Bank of Montreal and Price Waterhouse are beginning to accommodate all types of workers with assorted needs. A recent study by Catalyst, "Making Work Flexible: Policy to Practice," provides clues to their success.
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One Assignment, Two Lives

May 1, 1996
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Today's global managers have more to consider than just the expat. International assignments increasingly are turned down or disrupted because of dissatisfied spouses. For the expats' assignments to succeed, HR will have to design helpful programs that ma
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Big Mac's McGlobal HR Secrets

April 1, 1996
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McDonald's recipe for global success is translating its winning people and employment practices into many different cultural settings. Its way of careful planning is a lesson for every business.
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