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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Top 5 Countries for Medical Tourism

If you are an expatriate working abroad in a developing country, the healthcare infrastructure may not reach your standards. Options, however, exist.  Many are looking towards medical tourism for cosmetic and core medical procedures.

Patients Beyond Borders details that nearly 8 million patients from around the world seek overseas treatment contributing to a global industry valued at somewhere between $20 billion and $40 billion. To find out the top countries for medical tourism read the full article: Top 5 Countries for Medical Tourism.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

How Can Organizations Protect Employees in High-Risk Countries?

Protecting staff is a top concern for any organization, but none more so than aid agencies. Are there technologies available that can help protect aid workers around the world?  

The fact is that the number of kidnappings among aid workers and staff is on the rise. According to the New York Times, “in 2013, the most recent year with complete data, 460 aid workers were victims of attacks: 155 were killed, 171 seriously wounded and 134 kidnapped. That was a 66 percent increase in the number of victims from 2012.”

GPS technology can potentially be used to document employees' whereabouts in case of political unrest, natural disaster, or a kidnapping attempt.  Learn more and read: How can Organizations Protect Employees in High-Risk Countries?

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Top 10 Tips for International Business Customs

The rules of business engagement change when you are living abroad.  If you want to be successful, you need to recognize these as your new normal.

Those living and working in the United States know there are certain practices that are standard operating procedure, such as shaking hands when meeting someone new, trading business cards, and conducting business. Learn how to not only acclimate, but excel, in foreign business clients and read Top 10 Tips for International Business Customs.  

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Monday, August 10, 2015

New Clements Worldwide Global Risk Survey Shows Political Risk and Instability Top Managers' Concerns

Political unrest is the number one concern among top global managers at multinational organizations and NGO's, according to the Clements Worldwide Risk Index, a new biannual survey.

Additionally 21% of respondents had delayed plans to expand into new countries due to rising international risks.  "Such concern about political risks abroad confirms the need for companies to better assess their exposures worldwide," said Chris Beck, president of Clements Worldwide.  

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