Category Archives: Expatriate Life

Want to throw a $Million down the drain?

That is correct!!! One million dollars can be the cost of a failed global assignment, so come to the March 27 meeting and learn how to minimize the risk of assignment failure by supporting the employee and their family. Best … Continue reading

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Celebrity Apprentice International HR Edition (How Not to Get Fired)!

The International HR Special Edition of Celebrity Apprentice premieres on February 22 and you are the celebrities!  Do you know the challenges and mistakes that can get you eliminated from the competition? Our host will be international lawyer Jordan Cowman! Event … Continue reading

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Managing Your International HR Career

Author: Greg Shrewsbury I personally enjoyed the level of interaction at this month’s roundtable that focused on international HR career management.  Having a group of peers come together to share thoughts and experiences is definitely an invaluable opportunity! My takeaways … Continue reading

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Culturally Thriving or Merely Culturally Surviving?: The Hidden ROI of Intercultural Training

We are excited to have Dean Foster as our first presenter for 2011!  Please register with Eventbrite. Most organizations working internationally learn soon enough that ignorance of cultural requirements can put a very costly international venture at great risk; nevertheless, … Continue reading

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Houston International HR Roundtable Leads to Paris!

Author: Greg Shrewsbury I’ve always heard that the value of networking is unmatched when it comes to finding great careers opportunities.   This is definitely true. I’ve had the privilege of engaging and interacting with the Houston International HR Roundtable over … Continue reading

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Wellness is for Expatriates (and their families) Too!

Author:  Shari Lewis Fish All of the excitement, nerves, adjustments and transitions accompanied with moving to a new country can be quite overwhelming.  As expatriates focus on adjusting to a new business climate, time zone, culture, living conditions, language, food, … Continue reading

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Houston International HR Roundtable mentioned in FIGT’s Newsletter!

We tend to agree that the Houston International HR Roundtable is an excellent resource for “all things international HR.”  As part of our new membership program,  “Get a Membership – Give Back in the Process,” if you join in December, … Continue reading

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OurWorldConnect lands in Houston!

This is the future of communication for international assignees!  OurWorldConnect is the world’s first private social network designed for people moving overseas. Specifically built for companies and organizations, OWC’s software platform delivers tools and resources for their international assignees in … Continue reading

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Global HR Executive Leadership Workshop™ in Houston

The Houston International HR Roundtable was a guest at the Global HR Executive Leadership Workshop™ yesterday.  Thank you to Ed Cohen for his hospitality!  Two of the highlights of the conference were the panel on global EAP and Michael Cadden’s … Continue reading

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Third Country Kids (TCKs) – Tell Us Your Stories!

Brats Movie on YouTube TCKs are defined as someone who, as a child, has spent a significant period of time in one or more culture(s) other than his or her own, thus integrating elements of those cultures and their own … Continue reading

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