Author Archives: Angie Weinberger

Who are Third Culture Kids and Why Are They Relevant

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A natural consequence of the international professional accelerated in recent years through increased globalization and advances in Global Mobility is the rise of Third Culture Kids, or, children who have grown up in cultures that weren’t the passport cultures of their parents. This term originated through the work of American sociologist Dr. Ruth Hill Useem in the 1960s. You can read more about her legacy here. Given that the term has been around for so long, some of these children have now grown up and are referred to as ATCK (Adult Third Culture Kids). Therefore, it is important that their unique experiences and those of current TCKs are recognized and better understood, as they will be shaping the future. I’d […]

Eight Major Barriers to Expat Spouse Employment

Expat Spouse employment Bringing the family on board in global mobility Expat Family Support

We thought we should pull together the main reasons according to our experience that hinder Expat Spouse employment  in the host country. This is a non-scientific analysis based on opinions and experience. We identify eight major barriers to expat spouse employment and hope to help you overcome those.

Unconscious Bias: The Hidden Challenge in Modern Recruiting

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Unconscious Bias: The Hidden Challenge in Modern Recruiting Unconscious bias lurks within every hiring process, silently shaping the contours of modern recruiting. In an era striving for inclusivity and diversity, identifying and addressing this hidden challenge is paramount. Despite the best intentions, biases can impact critical decisions, affecting the composition of teams and overall organizational culture. Recognizing the potency of unconscious bias ensures a fair and merit-based recruitment strategy, fostering a dynamic and empowered workforce. Unearthing this subtlety demands a deep dive into our societal predispositions and subconscious tendencies. It requires courage to confront ingrained beliefs and norms, but the payoff is immense. By dissolving these biases, companies not only enrich their talent pool but also fortify their reputation as […]

Five Tips for Rainbow Talent Moving to Zurich, Switzerland

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Five Tips for Rainbow Talent to Zurich, Switzerland In a world that is becoming increasingly interconnected, the concept of a nomadic lifestyle is gaining popularity among individuals who identify as part of the rainbow talent spectrum. The rainbow talent, encompassing the LGBTQ+ community, brings diversity and unique perspectives to the global workforce. For those embracing a nomadic lifestyle, navigating the challenges and joys can be an exhilarating journey. Here are five tips to help rainbow talent thrive in their nomadic endeavors. What is a Nomadic Lifestyle? We consider it a life where you do not stay in one place for more than three years at a time. You also in most cases have subletted or given up your “home base” […]

Why German is Considered the Language of Writers and Thinkers


Why German is Considered the Language of Writers and Thinkers By Sean Patrick Hopwood Riddled with quirky traits and poetic descriptions, the German language is a fascinating one. But why is German called “Das Land der Dichter und Denker”? In this article, we take a look at some wonderful and fun facts about one of the world’s most intriguing languages to explore why it’s considered the language of writers and thinkers! Das Land der Dichter und Denker The German phrase translates to ‘The Land of Poets and Thinkers,’ and it’s a common nickname for Germany. German culture ran through the veins of many famous minds that influenced the way the rest of the world reads and interacts with each other. […]