International companies or those cooperating with foreign organizations give employees several opportunities to take advantage of, on various levels. Regardless of whether your business is an international company or just cooperating with foreign entities, make sure that your employees benefit as much as possible from this situation.
A big benefit your company may provide, are abroad trips, organized for the employees. Such a trip is a turning point in the career of many people. Employees who care about development are very willing to use trips for a few months to the company’s branches in other countries or as part of cooperation with foreign partners. Emphasize that your company offers such opportunities already at the recruitment stage.
As part of the cooperation between national teams, you can organize days in your company to learn a foreign language. Employees who want to improve their language skills may have the opportunity to take language lessons with teams from another country, while working. Such conversations can be two-ways, it is possible that foreign teams with which your company cooperates will also want to learn Polish.
Getting to know the culture
The skills of thriving in intercultural teams are competences of the future that every employee should have. The dynamic situation in the world forces us to acquire them as soon as possible. Therefore, emphasize that your company offers such opportunities. Ensure integration between employees from different backgrounds and cultures, and if necessary, hire intercultural consultants. You can also organize courses or conferences where your employees will learn more about each other’s culture, which will facilitate and enrich their cooperation.
New patterns for organizations
Do you work with international companies, where the structure of the organization and the working week looks completely different for yours? That’s great! Analyze and be open to transferring good practices to your local ground. Thanks to this, you will become not only a precursor, but you will also take good care of the needs of your employees. Consider introducing a 4-day working week, familiarize yourself with the benefits popular in companies with your partners and consider whether they would also be beneficial for your employees.
Increase in consciousness
Like other multinationals, set an example of how to take care of employees’ rights, but also encourage them to take the initiative themselves. Do not be afraid of trade unions, anti-discrimination initiatives or creating awareness of employees’ rights. If you are an honest employer, you will see benefits for yourself as well, and your company will have an excellent image in the labor market.
The benefits of international cooperation or expanding your business to different countries give amazing, up till now unknown opportunities. Invest in development, your own satisfaction and happiness of the employees. The success of your company depends on them. No one, not even the best entrepreneur is a lonely island.