Global & International

Find Out the Country Where You’re Most Likely to Lie About Your Salary

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An international survey asked 64,000 respondents from 45 different countries about their honesty during a job interview. Specifically, they were asked to indicate whether they mention the real salary they earn in their current/previous job, or choose to overstate it. Not surprisingly, the survey shows that many individuals misstate the actual amount. In most of…

Oracle Launches New Site as It Looks for 1,400 Cloud Salespeople

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An in-house team of developers, designers, social media experts, and editors has sent live a new Oracle careers site, aimed at bringing on 1,400 salespeople in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa and giving people coming from social media one destination. The microsite launch is part of a campaign called “Experience Oracle.” The whole…

Cuba May Be Opening, But There are Big Challenges Building a Business There

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Cuba is awe-inspiring and timeless. I traveled to Havana over Thanksgiving with a team of HR and recruiting executives. Our goal was to learn more about the economic climate of a country that’s been closed to American citizens and businesses for over 50 years. First, a little history. When you step off the airplane…

A Sobering Look at How Work — and Workers — Are Changing Globally

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I’m a big fan of the SHRM Foundation. The resources they put in the hands of HR professionals all over the world are impressive. They do this by funding academic research in areas of interest to HR and business leaders, they provide scholarships for HR professionals to further their professional development and credentials,…

Evolve or Die: A Former Skype Executive on Hiring Challenges in a Smaller World

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I was lucky to get an interview with Sten Tamkivi from Teleport, a tech entrepreneur, most recently residing at Andreessen Horowitz. After starting a few companies in Estonia, he joined a start-up called Skype as an early executive in 2005, where he ran the original R&D office and held several global product engineering…

When China Goes to Cuba: More Insights From an HR-Focused Visit

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Gerry Crispin and I led a delegation of 21 senior HR executives to Cuba last week. I’m still processing what we experienced and learned, but wanted to share some high level observations for you. First of all, read Laurie Ruettimann’s blog post from yesterday. Her take is, as always, captivating and profound. Second,…

Insights From Cuba: HR Isn’t Easy Anywhere

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Editor’s Note: TLNT contributor Laurie Ruettimann recently took part in an HR delegation that traveled to Cuba on a cultural exchange. This is her report. In Cuba, it is your right and your duty to work. There is a labor code that protects workers from social injustice and abuse; however, there are 11 million citizens…

Talent Mobility, Fee Discounting Putting Pressure On European Search

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The world is changing faster than it used to. Most industries are undergoing dramatic change at the moment. As service providers of virtually all businesses that exist, we feel the impact more than others. Recruitment in all its facets is a good indicator of how an economy is doing. In boom times we…