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Expanding your program into Europe; A CW manager on why close links with suppliers provide value
Contingent Workforce Strategies 30, September 1, 2010
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Crossing the Ocean
Expanding your CW program into Europe
By Subadhra R. Sriram

Feature PhotoTraditionally, American tourists have flocked to Europe in droves. The Grand Tour is almost a rite of passage. Now, American companies are following suit, slowly but steadily expanding their contingent workforce programs into the European continent. Of course, it’s not as simple as planning a sightseeing tour.

Behind the Drift
Today, American companies are seeking the same efficiencies in Europe that their contingent workforce programs provide in the United States. Given that most U.S. companies have operations in the Continent, “it’s a natural [for them to want to] bring in the cost reduction and risk mitigation methods that have been pushed forward here in the United States," says Gregory A. Netland, executive board member and CEO of Randstad Americas. ...

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Behind the News

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Because You Asked

It has been a couple of months since we implemented a managed service provider and want to get constructive feedback from the hiring managers. What are the best survey questions to ask after implementation of an MSP program?
-- Inquiring in Idaho City, Idaho.

Dear Inquiring,
Surveys are a great way to go, especially when it comes to collecting ...

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Multicultural Management and the Flexible Workforce

Today, work crosses time zones and national borders. Multicultural management is as big if not a bigger challenge than managing a multi-generational workforce. Creating a corporate structure that acknowledges and celebrates differences across borders might be a strategic competitive advantage. “It is still amazing how reluctant leaders are to tackle the whole issue of intercultural realities of their organization. Deep inside, most very well understand that it is a very important, if not the most important process in their organization. Look at most research of failed M&As,� says Dr. Fons Trompenaars, named as one of the 50 most influential management thinkers. His point is that culture matters. And that most mergers fail because of lack of synergy and mismatches in cultures.

Dr. Trompenaars with his partner Charles Hampden-Turner developed a model of culture with seven dimensions. The dimensions are: ...

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To contact the editor, please e-mail Subadhra Sriram or call 650.390.6194.

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Copyright 2010 Crain Communications Inc


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