Weekly Update: International Forces at Play in the Workforce
September 26, 2018
- Everyone in the world wants mobile services: The pioneering Nigerian company, Paga, is ready to grow. Its online payments platform’s moves onto the global stage signify the need for mobile services in new global markets such as Russia, Indonesia, and Brazil.
- Female leadership changing the global landscape at Walmart: Judith McKenna, CEO of Walmart’s global division, is revolutionizing the behemoth’s stake in international retail. Four months in, she’s making waves on both sides of the Atlantic.
- Growing salaries in Europe don’t explain slow wage increases in U.S.: Paychecks have been increasing in many European countries. Experts in global economics are having a hard time explaining why wages have increased suddenly in the EU but American growth is comparatively negligible.
- Gates demands more accountability for international education standards: Bill Gates made headlines last week when he called for improved evaluation procedures for global education policies, particularly in economically disadvantaged nations. As all employers consider international hires, collaborate with global employees, and rely upon data developed by foreign employees, their education, skills training, and knowledge base is of tantamount importance.
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