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Reasons to Utilize SMS Texting Services in HR Operations

When your HR department is overwhelmed with routines, it’s important to look for ways to outsource HR operations. Here a solution of SMS texting comes. It simplifies several human resources department functions and responsibilities. If your HR department is always on the phone answering questions, it’s time to develop a better strategy to automate and […]

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Global Mobility: A Planning Checklist

We at Blueback Global have recently designed a global mobility checklist. Global mobility in this framework attributes the process of relocating an employee from the current location of employment (i.e., the home country) to a new foreign location (i.e., the host country) for a short-term assignment, ranging from one to several years. The relocated employee is often referred to […]

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MENA Region Forecasts Modest Growth During Times of Turmoil

The Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) is comprised of 21 member countries. The map below depicts this region, which has a rich history of turmoil and political and civil unrest. Despite these challenges, many of these MENA countries have been exporting oil from its rich oil reserves. If you’re involved in the Oil […]

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Don’t Overlook What’s Right Under Your Nose: How Your Peers Can Help Power Expansion Success

Through our work with companies pursuing ambitious expansion initiatives, we’ve recognized a simple yet vital best practice shared by the most successful ones: a commitment to understanding the challenges and common missteps of expansion before ever even starting. And while every international growth plan is unique, this practice delivers a competitive boost. It’s an overlooked form of […]

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Developed European Union (EU) Countries Remain in a Pattern of Slow and Steady Growth with Some Economic Uncertainty

Ireland – Growth Rates Have Slowed, Yet the Economy Remains Strong This article focuses on developed European Union (EU) countries. In our previous article “Making a Case for Investing in Emerging Europe,” we included 10 developing EU countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia) and will not duplicate those here. Developed […]

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Healthy Partnership Is Your Secret Weapon to a Successful International Expansion

Whether a company is entering its first new country or is trying to simplify the management of multiple vendors across dozens of international countries, every stage of the expansion experience is challenging. That’s why clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 partner with Blueback Global to scale up their businesses around the globe. And I […]

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Don’t Overplan – Optimize

Don’t Overplan – OptimizeWhy Too Many Meetings and Complicated Checklists Are An International Expansion Illness I’ve helped dozens of companies expand internationally. Some of the work has involved complicated, managed service, and advisory engagements spanning multiple continents in less-than-friendly business climates. Other projects have been more straightforward growth solution offerings, although certainly no less important. […]

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How to Expand Your Business Globally: Tips From the Experts

Imagine this scenario: It has been three years since you launched that killer product in the US. You’ve experienced exponential growth in sales. Your market research shows that demand for your product is strong in EU and ASEAN countries, and you consider expanding globally. Make Sure You Understand Challenges Associated with Expanding Globally Before you hop on a […]

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Our First Five Years — An Open Letter to My Team, Clients, Partners and the Blueback Global Family

My ‘a-ha’ moment It is 2007 and Steve Jobs had just unveiled the first iPhone. His description was provocative and groundbreaking: “an iPod, a phone, and an internet communicator.” I remember being awestruck. And thereafter wrestled over the fate of my trusty Palm Treo smartphone. That functional Qwerty keyboard had helped me punch out thousands […]

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Employment Spotlight: Taiwan Labor Laws Highlights

Companies looking toward expansion into Asia should consider Taiwan as a first target market. The country ranks 19th out of 190 economies in ease of starting a business, averages six percent growth in the gross domestic product (GDP) over the last 30 years, is a major platform for trade with China, and serves as a logistics hub for the entire Asia […]

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Employment Spotlight: China Labor Laws Highlights

China has experienced an economic boom over the past decade. Massive increases in GDP output and continuous economic growth make it an attractive market. Over the past two years, however, the percentage of economic growth has slowed. Today, it remains steady at just over 6%. The decrease in growth has affected several sectors. Lower-wage workers are finding it difficult […]

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Expand Your Business Internationally – How to Properly Plan International Expansion

Our population has become increasingly mobile and globalized. Internet access is ubiquitous, with most people carrying around mini-computers in their pockets. There are predictions that by 2020, emerging international markets will be the new global leaders, particularly Brazil, Russia, India, and China. The opportunity to communicate and trade with people around the world has never been so […]

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