Global Career Update
December 2016 Corporate Edition




This edition of Global Career Update takes on topics the world over including working in China, doing business in Australia and increasing immigration in Canada. It also explores workplace trends in the coming year and the best global companies to work for.




Employment Outlook: Italy

Slow economic growth, high youth unemployment and impending worker retirement characterize Italy for the foreseeable future. By Mary Anne Thompson, founder and president, Goinglobal, Inc. Read more

Australia: Communication Styles

Australia is a multicultural, amicable society, so it is important to be sensitive to different cultures and lifestyles when interacting with locals who may come from a wide range of traditions. Read more

Taiwan: Work Permits and Visas

Traveling to Taiwan (People’s Republic of China) generally requires a visa; both the foreign national’s country of residence and the country of origin determine visa requirements. Read more


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Which Are the World’s Best and Worst Countries for Girls?

According to a new Save the Children report, Sweden is the best country to be a girl. Five indicators were used in the rankings: early marriage, adolescent pregnancy, maternal mortality, women in government and secondary school completion. Sweden is followed by Finland, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark. The UK is ranked 15th. The US is 32nd. Read more 

The 25 Best Global Companies to Work For

For the fourth year in a row, Google tops the list of global employers. Analysis of thousands of employee surveys from hundreds of multinational companies narrowed it down to 25 of the best companies in the world. Google is followed by SAS Institute, W.L. Gore & Associates, Dell EMC, Daimler Financial Services, NetApp and Adecco. Read more 

How to Find a Job in a Foreign Country

International job searches are complicated. When starting yours, there are several things to keep in mind. Including a target location on resumes and cover letters can give companies reassurance about your commitment to a place. Networking can help you learn about positions that are not listed. Local leaders may know who is hiring and what the market is like for your skill. Read more 

Shanghai: Now a Single Work Permit for Expats

Foreigners will now find it easier to get a work permit in Shanghai. A series of recent policies have been enacted to attract international talent and simplify the process of getting a work permit. These policies are being implemented in order to help build a global center for scientific and technological innovation in the city. Read more 

Global Workforce Becoming More Mobile

A recent report indicates that, by 2022, as many as 42.5 percent of the total global workforce will be mobile employees. That comes out to 1.87 billion people. Globalization and advancements in mobile technology and applications continue to increase levels of mobility. Telecommuting allows businesses to offer flexible working environments. Read more 

Global Uncertainty Creates Opportunity for HR Professionals

In a year that saw the UK public vote to leave the European Union and Donald Trump win the presidential election in the US, HR professionals are being encouraged to “embrace the opportunities that these challenges bring to drive real and lasting change.” Read more