Cultural Awareness

Employee Relocation & Culture Shock

Culture Shock – Tips and Symptoms of Culture Shock

Culture shock is a very real challenge for many employees who relocate for work. It’s a physical and emotional discomfort that can have a negative impact on both people relocating for work and their families. Every person moving to a new country or city will likely […]

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Students Relocating To Canada

Tips for International Students Relocating to Canada

 

Canadian universities and colleges continue to see more students attending their schools from overseas. For many years China sent a steady stream of students to Canada, but schools are now seeing an increase from countries such as Nigeria, Brazil, Russia, France and Vietnam. The Canadian Bureau for International […]

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The Olympic Spirit

The Olympic spirit is best expressed in the Olympic Creed:

“The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.”

The Olympic […]

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Mind the Gap!

A company could not survive without the hard work and innovations established by its people. The performance of an organization is determined by the individual works its employees put out, determining whether they will sink or swim. Managing its people to ensure a lasting relationship is the biggest challenge. In order for companies to […]

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Adapting to a Culturally Diverse Workplace

With an exponentially growing global economy a diversified workforce will be more flexible and have more respect for not only their colleagues, but their clients. Having a diversified workforce can lead to a level of conflict in your team. When dealing with diversity, most of the time what you’re struggling with is different perceptions […]

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The effect of budget cuts on cross-cultural training.

An abundance of time and money has been invested into researching the importance of cross-cultural training in regards to relocation. These studies have established a strong correlation between the success of a transfer and the level of cross-cultural training provided. The need for this aspect of relocation seems quite obvious. As we discussed in […]

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I don’t understand. Je ne comprends pas. No entiendo. Δεν καταλαβαίνω. Ich weiss nicht.

Global mobility has created a strong and competitive work force. We live in an era of globalization, no longer confined to national borders. As a company, if you restrict yourself to only hiring domestically you may lose out on international talent. Recruiting worldwide can bridge talent gaps within your company. To expand globally and […]

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Close you eyes and tap your heels together three times. And think to yourself, there’s no place like home.

There is obvious stress associated with relocation on you, the transferee. Dealing with the transition to a new city and job, coping with culture shock, and deciding what to pack and what to purge are major stress factors. The stress you’re feeling will be mirrored in your family. Your spouse and children will have […]

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I get by with a little help from my friends.

How do you feel by the end of the day. Are you sad because you’re on your own. Follow these tried and tested methods for making new friends.

Now that you’ve arrived in Canada, read up on culture shock, researched local customs and activities, you may be thinking ‘what now’? You want to get out […]

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