Tools

COUNTRY REPORTS PROFILES AND CULTURAL FRAMEWORKS TOOLS

  • www.imd.org
    international leading business school. They publish the renowned World Competitiveness Reports as well as a cultural framework called Cultural Perspectives Questionnaire.
  • www.euromonitor.com
    business intelligence research provides data and trends for 206 countries, industries, companies and consumers.
  • www.countryreports.org
    country information from around the world on over 260 countries; culture and customs, economy, geography, history, statistics.
  • www.eiu.com
    Economist Intelligence Unit (a section of THE ECONOMIST) provides extensive country data, worldwide cost of living surveys, etc.
  • www.culturaldetective.com
    is a series of developmental intercultural effectiveness tools. They include over 400 critical incidents involving people from 90 cultures.
  • www.culturegrams.com
    Concise, reliable, and up-to-date country reports on 182 cultures of the world. Daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles.
  • www.culturalagility.com
    take the online Cultural Agility Self Assessment. It covers three important components of cultural agility: characteristics, experiences and cultural orientations.
  • www.kissbowshakehands.com
    global business etiquette practices. Contains country profiles to aid in preparation for global business travel and multicultural meetings.
  • www.countrynavigator.com
    is a web-based tool that gives valuable insights on how to successfully interact with people from different cultures. Provided by TMA WORLD.
  • www.atmaglobal.com
    is a leading-edge developer and publisher of innovative multimedia global learning products, focusing on countries, cultures and global business.
  • rw-3.com
    the Cultural Wizard is an online tool with culturally focused country profiles.

LANGUAGE LEARNING TOOLS

RELOCATION & COMPENSATION TOOLS

  • www.livingabroad.com
    online country information and tools for international assignments, including assessments tools for expatriates. Includes an extensive list of country profiles.
  • www.worldwideerc.org
    biggest Association for Workforce Mobility. Relocations trends, industry publications, conferences. Publishes Mobility Magazine.
  • www.erlimited.com
    Executive Resources provides compensation survey data for international locations. They also provide living and working abroad information, and a full suite of expatriate services and products designed to support international employees.
  • www.shrm.org
    largest Human Resources Association worldwide. The Global HR section provides many tools for international HR professionals.
  • www.eca-international.com
    ECA’s offer includes access to data, calculations, as well as subscriptions to comprehensive online information and software systems.
  • www.mercer.com
    one of the leading consulting firms in HRM. Provides cost of living surveys, calculation of expatriate allowances, etc.
  • internationalhrforum.com
    is one of the biggest sources for international human resource management information. Listed by category, it informs about compensation and benefits, global leadership development, global mobility services and much more.
  • www.air-inc.com
    AIRINC's data offerings include Cost of Living Allowances (COLA), Expatriate Compensation,Rent and Utilities Guidelines, Statistical Income Tax, Hardship, etc.

CAREER TOOLS

  • www.discprofile.com
    is the leading personal assessment tool used every year by more than one million people.
  • www.strengthsfinder.com
    to help people uncover their talent Gallupp introduced the first version of its online assessment in the management book Now Discover Your Strengths. The book spent more than 5 years on the bestseller lists.
  • www.mastermind.eu
    the DISCOVER assessments and toolkit gives an extensive and accurate assessment into the behavior, motivation and talents of people.
  • www.careeranchorsonline.com
    the questions help participants to understand what they really want out of a career.
  • www.cpp.com
    the Strong Interest Inventory assessment is one of the world's most widely respected and frequently used career planning tools.

GLOBAL TALENT ASSESSMENT AND DEVELOPMENT TOOLS :

  • www.ccl.org
    ranked among the world's top 5 providers of executive education by the Financial Times, the Center for Creative Leadership has a series of tools to develop global leaders.
  • www.interculturalprofessionals.nl
    the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam provides two excellent assessment tools: the Intercultural Readiness Check and the Multicultural Personality Questionnaire.
  • www.ccaiassess.com/CCAI_Tools.html
    the Cross-Cultural Adaptability Inventory helps people gain insight into their ability to adjust to a new culture and environment.
  • www.worldwork.biz
    International management development. Products and resources to help global managers and teams to work successfully across international boundaries.
  • www.kornferry.com
    their globally recognized tool FYI is a powerful instrument to develop managers operating internationally.
  • www.ocai-online.com
    the Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument (OCAI) is a tool for diagnosing organizational culture, based on the Competing Values Framework.
  • sccoaching.com
    is Marshall Goldsmith's 360 assessment tool for leaders in a globalizing business environment.
  • globalmindset.thunderbird.edu
    the Najafi Global Mindset Institute is the preeminent source for the science and practice of global leadership and for the development of a global mindset.
  • www.ddiworld.com
    is a global human resource consulting firm. They offer a wide range of talent acquisition and leadership development tools.
  • www.philrosinski.com
    Philippe Rosinski is one of the most famous intercultural coaches. he developed the Cultural Orientation framework, a powerful coaching tool.
  • www.gelionline.com
    the Global Executive Leadership Inventory is a powerful assessment instrument developed by INSEAD professor M. Kets de Vries.
  • www.harvardbusiness.org
    world class leadership development solutions and tools from renowned educators and best selling authors. Their Manage Mentor is an excellent on-demand learning solution.
  • www.td.org
    the Association for Talent Development is the world's largest association dedicated to those who develop talent in organizations, They have a wealth of tools, templates and articles.
  • www.getabstract.com
    is the world's largest library of business books summaries.
  • www.linkageinc.com
    Linkage develops leaders worldwide. Their High Impact Leadership Model is based on extensive research and was developed in conjunction with Warren Bennis.
  • www.lhh.com
    the I speak Your Language Communication tools are excellent to assess and develop the communication skills of international employees.

PUBLISHERS:

  • www.cultureshockguides.com
    easy to read guides about customs and etiquette from countries all around the world.
  • www.interculturalpress.com
    the biggest publisher in the field of intercultural communication. Thousand of titles available.
  • www.kuperard.co.uk/culturesmart
    culture smart books give valuable insights into the culture, customs and etiquette of the world’s main countries.
  • www.routledge.com/textbooks
    a series of International Human Resource Management books, covering all main topics in IHRM.
  • www.ingentaconnect.com
    publishes the International journal of Intercultural relations, as well as the International journal of training and development & the International journal of Human Resources Management.
  • www.ovalbooks.com/xeno
    publishes the humorous Xenophobe’s guides. A series that highlights the unique character and behaviour of different nations. Frank, irreverent, funny - almost guaranteed to cure Xenophobia.
  • www.survivalbooks.net
    they publish the best-selling, most comprehensive and up-to-date guides for people planning to live, work, retire or buy property abroad (“Living and working abroad” and “Buying a house abroad” series).
  • www.wiley.com
    publisher of award winning journals, books and online products. Their Business & Management section as well as their section on World Languages is of particular interest for people working globally.