IOR Worldviews

Do you KISS your clients?

At the EuRA International Relocation Congress held recently in Warsaw, Poland, IOR President Kendra Mirasol led a popular panel discussion highlighting continuous improvement strategies for Destination Services Providers around the globe.  Audience members were also introduced to the KISS exercise … Read More »

 
 

IOR Wins Three Prestigious Partner Awards

Left to Right: Sterling Partnership Award, TheMIGroup Americas Relocation Service Partner of the Year, Aires Circle of Excellence

IOR Global Services (“IOR”) was honored to accept three highly regarded partner awards at the EuRA International Relocation … Read More »

 
 

Maximizing ROI: Moving Cultural Training Beyond Mobility

Kendra: What do you hope to achieve by combining the Cultural Training and Global Talent Management businesses?

Charisse: IOR has worked with both Talent Management and Global Mobility for decades and has the experience to ask the right questions, connect the right players … Read More »

 
 

Meet the Trents

Meet Janice & Tom Trent*, a modern assignee couple who just completed their 3-year assignment from Austin Texas to Hong Kong.  Janice works as a Manager of Technology Transfer for a multinational product engineering firm.  Prior to accepting a first-time … Read More »

 
 

The Modern Assignee: As Cool as Coffee?

“Wanna get a Starbucks?” my friend asked as we enjoyed a walk recently.  “Sure!” I replied, looking forward to my regular order and the classic … Read More »

 
 

Youth Expat (Almost) All Grown Up

When you’re six years old, 3 years is a long time! Think about it: if you move to say, Singapore, from the US when you are 6 and return when you are 9, you have spent a third of your … Read More »

 
 

Short-Term Assignments, Long-Term Success

The popularity of international assignments is certainly on the rise. Companies from almost all industries are recognizing that international assignments do more than fill talent gaps or transfer corporate … Read More »

 
 
Houston Texas

Houston: An American Emerging Market?

Home to the largest medical community in the world, Houston is also known for its “energy corridor” and international port.   This  makes for the most ethnically diverse metropolitan area in the nation, including New York.  We asked several of our expert IOR destination service … Read More »

 
 

Working Virtually Across Cultures

When communicating with colleagues around the world, email, teleconference and phone calls are the most common methods.  What happens, though, to the communication when those colleagues speak different languages, use different patterns of … Read More »

 
 

The Tiger Economies

When working with colleagues, what does an expat need to keep in mind?

Keith (Singapore): Almost half of the workforce in Singapore is comprised of foreigners and permanent residents.  Local Singaporeans are also a diverse group comprising of Chinese, Malays, Indians … Read More »