Why you should keep a connection with your expat country

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Reverse culture shock can be the worst thing about returning from a stint abroad, but nurturing a continuing relationship with your expat country can help in surprising ways. By Tiffanie Wen

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Team Capital Makes Partner Appointment and Opens Madrid Office

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nes Joins Global Boutique Executive Search Firm Team Capital as  Managing Partner, Spain, Latin America and the Middle East


London – June 20, 2017 – Team Capital (www.teamcapitalgroup.com) a leading global boutique executive search and specialty consulting firm today announced the appointment of Javier Girones as a Managing Partner of the firm and the opening of an office in Madrid. His appointment is effective June 16, 2017.

– Team Capital Makes Partner Appointment and Announces Opening of Madrid Office, following it’s Bahrain office launch –

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The International Companies Using Only English

A growing number of global firms are using as English their main language – even if they are based in Japan or France. By Bryan Borzykowski.

Nearly every meeting Keiko Claassen must attend at work is held in English. No big deal – except that her company is based in Italy and she’s Dutch.

At one recent meeting where she was the only non-Italian in the room, her colleagues stopped speaking English – the common language between them – because someone had trouble following the conversation.

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Team Capital Announces Middle East Expansion

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– Leading Executive Search, Board Advisory and Assessment Firm Team Capital Makes Strategic Move In Face of Global Demand for Talent and Increased Multinational Presence throughout Middle East –

Bahrain World Trade CenterLondon – January 24, 2017 – In response to an increased need for best in class senior executive talent in GCC countries, global executive search & advisory firm Team Capital (www.teamcapitalgroup.com) today announced the launch of the firm’s first office in the Middle East, in Bahrain.

While Team Capital has long been active in the Middle East, this new office launch further builds the firm’s global presence with offices already in London and USA. Continue reading

The problem with being a long-term expat

tcPeople on long-term foreign assignments often find it hard to adjust once they return home. Many leave their company within a few years, and some leave the country entirely. By Kate Mayberry

After 15 years, and a life on the road that took her to Japan, Singapore and Australia, Helen Maffini felt it was time to return home to Canada. But, it took just a fraction of that time for her to realise she had made a mistake.

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Stop Paying Executives for Performance

     
Dan Cable (top left) is professor of organizational behavior at London Business School.
Freek Vermeulen (top right) is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the London Business School. He is the author of the book Business Exposed: The Naked Truth about What Really Goes on in the World of Business.

For chief executives and other senior leaders, it is not unusual for 60-80% of their pay to be tied to performance – whether performance is measured by quarterly earnings, stock prices, or something else. And yet from a review of the research on incentives and motivation, it is wholly unclear why such a large proportion of these executives’ compensation packages would need to be variable. First, the nature of their work is unsuited to performance-based pay. Continue reading