Recruitment

Recruitment       Companies constantly look for talents with the intention of recruitment. The internet now allows them more freedom of choice and increases competition. Outsourcing and offshoring add to the possibility of finding the most suitable person for a job. Today, company recruitment strategies include social networking and web tools which enable them…

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Cultural Differences: Business Etiquette Part 2

Cultural Differences: Business Etiquette Part 2       Cultural differences affect business communications and define business etiquette according to social rules and norms within a certain culture. On the other hand, globalization has brought cultures closer, blurring the borders between cultural norms. Instead, people now have to understand the environment in which they word…

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Cultural Differences: Business Etiquette part 1

Cultural Differences: Business Etiquette part 1       Cultural differences become heightened when people from different nations or even organizations come together to do business, making business etiquette an essential knowledge. National cultures usually dominate business environment, unless their environment involves international interactions. Multinational organizations employ people from different countries. On the other hand,…

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Basic Psychological Needs

Basic psychological needs       In his book, Choice Theory, William Glasser introduces four basic psychological needs and explains how people make choices to meet one or more of these needs. He also elaborates on how the degree of these needs can affect behavior and in turn relationships. His work can help us better…

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Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions

Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions       In order to better understand cultural differences, I decided to introduce Hofstede’s cultural dimensions. As we set foot in the business world, we immediately notice cultural differences while others seem to be closer to home. In some cases, countries of the same region tend to show similarities in culture…

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Labor Market and Employment

Labor Market and Employment     Considering the global changes and technological advances, labor market and employment conditions are constantly changing. Today, technology has become a middleman, connecting employers and job seekers around the world. It is also constantly changing the way jobs are and the way they can be done. Moreover, international organizations consider…

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Human Resources Verbs: Part 2

Human Resources Verbs: Part 2     In this post, I introduce the second group of human resources verbs. These verbs can be used to talk about human resources processes as well as workforce actions. Note that these verbs are not specific to human resources and can be used in other business areas as well.…

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Human Resources Verbs: Part 1

Human Resources Verbs: Part 1       Typical human resource activities and actions can be expressed using general Business English verbs. The human resources department is responsible for the company workforce. The following verbs are used to talk about actions related to the company staff carried out by the department. In general, human resources…

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