Best Ways for International Business Communication

Do you experience getting so many emails every now and then? Are you tired of receiving marketing messages from time to time? Are there any unread emails buried in your inbox for long time?

If you have felt this way before, then you are no different with your customers as well. Whatever you have experienced with your emails and how you deal with them, that’s the way your customer is doing too right now. I have experience having so many emails to read and I have emails that I haven’t read for such long time before I change my routine.

So the real question is what can you do to make your business communication rise above from the rest of the industry? Do you plan to take you marketing business communication internationally this moment? It is time to spice up your business and take it to a whole new level. All you need to remember are these simple steps:

Step 1 – Do It Like You Really Mean It

Have you experience receiving a gift from your friend or family but there was no occasion or whatever happening is? After receiving the gift you ask the person why he or she gives you a gift and he or she would reply with “no reason” at all. They just do it because they mean what they give to you. What do you feel after that? You feel pretty special, right? I know I have experienced that too. It was like you really mean something to that person in a deeper way.

That’s what you should do. It’s the idea behind doing something to your customers because they really mean a lot to you. That’s what business communication is all about especially if you want to take your business internationally. You appreciate your customers and want to show it. You can simply show it by giving treats through gifts or special discounts and even offers that would catch their interest to your business. That’s how you communicate properly – business to customer.

Step 2 – Make Business Communication Your Main Motive

This is probably the easiest way to remember for your business. Always make the business communication your main motive. That’s the secret behind successful marketing your business. If it’s truly coming from a place of giving, your customers will feel it. They also know if the primary reason is for your gain. It is a two-way process; it’s for your business and the goodness of your customers.

Step 3 – It’s Not What You Know but Who You Know

It’s pretty simple. Remember, we’re all in the business to become successful in a positive way. Ask these questions to yourself:

Do I have clients with similar interests? Does one client have a product or service that offers a benefit to another or the other way around? When you do, be sure to arrange for an introduction or share recommendation particularly if you want your business to achieve international acclaims. It’s easy to forget that people we know would benefit from getting to know another person with similar interests or need.

Business communication is between you and your customers. The best business communication is that you and your customers appreciate your business in the most positive view.

Laura Fries, Editor

International Employment – An Introduction  

Hiring employees for employers have long been recognized, nationally or internationally, that when you do new hires, it is a mission critical task particularly if you are new to the industry. As an employer, have you been on this situation before?

Nowadays, firms cannot afford to be dealing with employee problems such as workplace dilemmas, theft, false resumes, employee to employee harassment or physical injuries at work. You can see in the news line that employers can be the subject of lawsuits for cases like negligent hiring whenever they will hire someone that they should have known from the first place. Sometimes, employer can be filed cases for unfit or unqualified reason against their employees.

With this kind of employment these days, employers hire workers across international borders according to recent international employment poll. In addition, an increasing number of workers have spent part of their professional career abroad. Many people tried their luck in applying abroad or applying to work even when it is not in their field. There are number of countries from which employers seek additional information about applicants and it is really expensive to have one.

International Background

Because of the employment increase rate all over the world, it is perceived difficult when it comes to performing international employment screening for some employers you have not attempted to be in focus or to verify international credentials or even perform foreign criminal checks first before hiring the employee. An example of that is employers simply can’t assume that the U.S. government has conducted background checks if the worker was issued a visa. To exercise due diligence in hiring, employers should consider screening internationally for criminal records, employment, education, and publicly available terrorist lists. These exercises should be included in the top priority list of an employer in hiring international employees.

Criminal Records

When you consider hiring employees from different country, always remember that each and every country is completely different when it comes to criminal records and stuffs like this. In some countries, the best course is to have the applicant obtain their own certificate of good conduct from their local police station. Samples of this are letting the applicant include in their papers a copy of their updated police or NBI clearance. Also, in addition to this, the turnaround time for international criminal searches takes longer compared to domestic searches. You can search online on cases against criminal records and the corresponding rules of different searches about it.

Educational Background

An employer needs to determine if an applicant in fact attended the school claimed and received the degree claimed as what he or she has stated in his/her curriculum vitae or resume. For employers, verification of an educational degree especially if they have earned it abroad is critical to be verified. This goes out to all the credentials and to avoid further fraud in the coming days. According to most research and employment statistics, education fraud runs as high as 20% which is a big thing for international employment. Aside from the credentials of the employees, employers should consider the school included in his/her resume if it is familiar or a legitimate school recognized in the country. Mostly, the common ways to know it is to send e-mail to the address provided or give them a call so they can be contacted for verification of the degree the employee has included in the resume. This action is applicable if the applicant is ready for the next part of the employment process.

Foreign Employment

Foreign employment can also be verified by contacting the employer even though they are in a foreign country. When you want to give them a call, also consider the time differences of the country. It is crucial for employers to know the information about the past employer of the applicant as possible for reference purpose. This is the basic part of hiring international applicants for your company.

When you obtain this information for your hiring process, you are definitely on the right track to proceed with the international hiring procedure. Make sure you know the basic first before jumping to the next one. Obtain these basic parts in hiring international employees and search online procedures too for other references.

Shawn Linwood, Training Director