Mercer and RW3 CultureWizard Form Alliance to Help Employers Prepare International Assignees for Expatriate Assignments
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mercer, a global leader in human resource consulting, and RW3 LLC, a leader in Intercultural Learning and online cultural training, have created a new product, CulturalTrainingPassport" for Mercers clients. CulturalTrainingPassport" is an online international assignment tool that prepares employees and their families for their time abroad with an affordable, complete, country-specific, training course.
CulturalTrainingPassport provides comprehensive country-specific cultural training in an engaging, easy-to-use online format that is cost-effective for employers looking to prepare international assignees for expatriate assignments. The tool allows users to build individual cultural profiles, learn about the eight dimensions of culture, conduct in-depth country research, mentally prepare for life abroad, and complete a confidential assessment of their personal attributes to help them be more effective on their assignments.
Cultural preparation is a key consideration for organizations sending employees on international assignments, said Barb Marder, Global Mobility Commercial Leader for Mercer. Ensuring that employees know about their new environment and what its like to do business there results in a more successful assignment. That is why we are excited to be teaming up with RW3 LLC to provide the CulturalTrainingPassport tool to employers to help them more effectively manage their international assignments.
The alliance between RW3 LLC and Mercer allows expatriates and their global mobility managers to use learning experiences in a country-specific, individual format that can be easily integrated into a global mobility budget.
Charlene Solomon, President of RW3 LLC said, For years, global HR professionals have realized the importance of providing international assignees with cultural preparation. It is recognized as a key element of success. However, schedules and cost have always been the inhibiting factors. CulturalTrainingPassport eliminates those barriers and provides an outstanding learning resource for companies to help all their mobile employees, not just international assignees, succeed.
CulturalTrainingPassport makes managing the complexities of international assignments easy and efficient. Some of the tools key features include:
- Interactive, country-specific training courses
- Comprehensive cultural and geopolitical country profiles
- Personal cultural profiler
- Expat adjustment cycle tool
- Relocation scheduling tool
- SAGE a validated pre-assignment self-assessment for employee and spouse or partner
For more information, to try out a demo, or to purchase the CulturalTrainingPassport tool, visit www.imercer.com/ctpassport.
Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset their people. Mercers 20,000 employees are based in more than 40 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital. With 53,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue exceeding $11 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) is also the parent company of Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy Carpenter , a global leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; and Oliver Wyman , a global leader in management consulting. For more information, visit www.mercer.com. Follow Mercer on Twitter @MercerInsights.
About RW3 LLC
RW3 LLC is an intercultural training consultancy that specializes in creating online solutions and e-learning facilities for its multinational organizations. Founded in 2001 and with offices in New York, Los Angeles, and London, RW3 blends over 30 years of experience in teaching global culture with cutting-edge technologies. In addition to a wide array of online learning tools, the companys services include instructor led cross-cultural training, global and virtual team building and international assignee support.
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Source: MercerCopyright Business Wire 2013