Welcome to MSI’s 2-3 minute Global Insights Podcast Series
Best Practices & Success Strategies for Multicultural Teams
Within the workplace, multicultural teams are now the norm, with team members bringing different values, assumptions, and patterns of behavior to the group. To work effectively in these environments, team members must understand and adapt to one another’s value systems and cultural differences. For more, listen to the podcast below.
What Employees Want
Silicon Valley startups might grab headlines with their ping-pong tables, free lunches, and nap stations, but these aren’t necessarily the perks employees want most. Or those that make a difference in their job satisfaction, engagement, and, ultimately, retention.
Nor, surprisingly, does a bigger paycheck top the list.
What they want more than anything says a survey by the Society for Human Resource Management, is respect. Not just for themselves, but for employees at all levels.
Prescribed Medical Marijana
Across the U.S., companies with drug-free workplace policies face a growing dilemma: how to handle employee use of legally prescribed medical marijuana. This has been an issue for a while now, but was recently escalated due to a recent ruling by the Supreme Judicial Court in Massachusetts. For more, listen to the potcast below.
Retaining Key Talent After an Assignment
In today’s business environment, we can find many instances of false economies – where cost cutting efforts have actually had the opposite effect. For more, listen to the podcast below.
If a company’s CEO leaves unexpectedly and has no designated successor, the organization’s success can hang in the balance. An absent CEO (or a hastily chosen but unsuitable replacement) not only impacts a company’s brand, and thus its performance in the marketplace, but also employee productivity, loyalty, and morale.
The Secret to Successful Talent Acquisition
At one time, back in the days of print ads and paper resumes, recruitment was simply about filling open positions – by personnel, as HR was once called. Although some jobs were hard to fill, it wasn’t a widespread problem – at least not like it is now – as the war for talent hadn’t yet begun
Today, as we know, there’s been a sea change, and numerous factors have created what’s been called the perfect storm. For more, listen to the podcast below.
Is Your Brand Turning Away Talent
For some companies, recruiting and retaining talent isn’t an issue. Either they pay more than your competitors are in overcrowded sectors, or you are the only employers around. But for many companies it’s just the opposite, with increasing competition for qualified employees, high attrition rates, and a growing number of unfilled positions.
While there are many ways to address this, one that’s important — but often overlooked — is building and maintaining a good brand. For more, listen to the podcast below.
2017 FBAR Filing – Deadlines and Extensions
Are you a U.S. citizen or resident — or business entity — with a financial interest or signature authority over one or more offshore accounts? For more, listen to the podcast below.
U.S. Interstate Tax Requirements
Did you know that within the United States, employees can be taxed on income earned when conducting business outside of their home states? Or that your company may be required to withhold and report on this?
If you have employees who regularly commute between states, the answer is most likely yes.
Your Employee Visa has Expired – Now What?
Each country has different immigration timeframes and regulatory requirements, which can make it hard for companies to keep track of visa expiration dates for employees on assignment or business travel. For more, listen to the podcast below.
New ICT Law In Italy
In January 2017, Italy introduced the new European Union Intra-Company Transfer permit. This enables companies to use this option to transfer non-EU nationals from other companies within the same corporate group to their Italian companies. Employment categories include managers, specialists, and trainees. For more, listen to the podcast below.
Four-Year Cap Limit Canada
Now, temporary foreign workers can remain in Canada beyond the four year limitation, provided that they continue to meet eligibility requirements under their respective work permit authorizations. For more, listen to the podcast below.
Abandonment of LPR Status
Recently, there have been increased reports of Legal Permanent Residents of the U.S. being asked to relinquish their green cards by signing a legal form — I-407 — when re-entering the United States after traveling abroad. But those who are asked to do so should not do this, even if they’re pressured by immigration authorities. An individual does not lose LPR status as a result of time abroad. For more, listen to the podcast below.
Biometrics Change the Business Travel Compliance Game!
Most companies know that any employee who’s sent to work in a foreign location should have the right visa. Many companies comply with this, but some don’t. Typically it’s either because they’re not aware of the requirements or because they choose to disregard them to avoid the time and expense of a work permit. Technologies for detecting immigration violations have become more sophisticated and widespread, so companies may want to be more careful. For more, listen to the podcast below.
How Home Finding Benefits Helps Contain Mobility Costs
Companies are always looking for ways to cut mobility costs, especially those that can add up quickly, like temp housing or household goods storage. For more, listen to the podcast below.