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Childcare fees: what support can you offer?

As an employer, there are a number of ways in which you can support working parents, for example by subsidising childcare costs, or providing workplace nurseries or flexible working times. Although legally you are not required to offer any enhanced benefits, childcare voucher schemes are a way... Read more »

Posted by: Su Allen HR on February 26th, 2018 | Tags: Business, Herts Chamber, Inspiring Hertfordshire


Valentine's Day and the Interpretation of Love

Valentine’s day has become very westernised to many distant nations with cards, chocolates and flowers. The course of true love did never run smooth yet in a world of social media and long distance relationships, cultural awareness is a key factor in making the right impression to someone... Read more »

Posted by: Trans Trans Ltd on February 13th, 2018 | Tags: Business, Export, International


Combating sexual harassment in the workplace

What is sexual harassment, and does it matter? Under section 26 of the Equality Act 2010 three types of harassment are prohibited in relation to the protected characteristic of sex, as follows: • Sex-related harassment i.e. unwanted conduct related to the protected characteristic of s... Read more »

Posted by: Su Allen HR on January 24th, 2018 | Tags: Business, Herts Chamber, International


Non-Verbal Language - The Unspoken Languages of the World

Non-Verbal Language – Gestures and Signs Conducting business worldwide can be a complex mix of cultural understanding, language barriers and attention to personal detail. Sometimes the very best of linguists can become unstuck in an environment where they’ve understood the people... Read more »

Posted by: Trans Trans Ltd on January 8th, 2018 | Tags: Business, Export, International


Emojis – Translating pictures

With over two and a half thousand forms of Emojis being used with brands accounting for eight hundred and fourteen million uses in marketing, this new form of communication is fast becoming a rising trend globally. Language learning worldwide ordinarily comprises of four main areas of compre... Read more »

Posted by: Trans Trans Ltd on January 8th, 2018 | Tags: Business, Export, International


The Precision of Languages and the Pitfalls of Inaccuracy

Business opportunities for networking have never been greater using online technology and diverse social media applications. Making the best impression from the first interaction through clever marketing or social discourse is vital in enhancing product coverage. A smart device will not provide a... Read more »

Posted by: Trans Trans Ltd on January 8th, 2018 | Tags: Business, Export, International


Business Etiquette in Japan

Exporting a business to the far east requires in depth understanding of local customs alongside cultural awareness of the region. In Japan, there are procedures for commercial trade that every aspiring businessman must follow: First Impressions Meeting a business team for the first time... Read more »

Posted by: Trans Trans Ltd on January 8th, 2018 | Tags: Business, Export, International


Business Etiquette in South Korea

It can be difficult to appreciate the fine line in cultural awareness and the need to follow a guide to Business Etiquette in South Korea. First Impressions When attending an introduction with a Korean business team, appearances must be professional and dark coloured attire is generally... Read more »

Posted by: Trans Trans Ltd on January 8th, 2018 | Tags: Business, Export, International


Business Etiquette in China

Dressing for a business meeting is always a formal affair. Clothes should be conservative and the colour scheme subtle for the occasion. Revealing attire and high heels are frowned upon and considered informal. Top level meetings are always conducted in suits yet in summer, people at junior level... Read more »

Posted by: Trans Trans Ltd on January 8th, 2018 | Tags: Business, Export, International


Business Etiquette in South Africa

Situated on the southern tip of the African continent, it is home to over fifty-five million people who speak eleven national languages. Business practice bears a very similar resemblance to western etiquette, however cultural observations vary between each locality. Approximately ten percent of... Read more »

Posted by: Trans Trans Ltd on January 8th, 2018 | Tags: Business, Export, International


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