Monthly Archives: August 2010

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act-Forensic Diagnostic and Review Training

By |2010-08-11T15:51:09-04:00August 11th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized, Webinars|

GE, ITT, HP, Smith and Wesson, AVON, Parker Drilling, Pride International, CCI, Dow Chemical, InVision Technologies, and Baker Hughes all have been convicted of violations, fined and employees imprisoned, despite having great FCPA policies and training programs.  

Why? They faced these problems because their employees mistakenly interpreted their fiduciary responsibilities with the FCPA and made bad choices and decisions.  Management didn’t know how to evaluate what employees were actually doing  in the field.

Recognizing and diagnosing how your company implements the FCPA requirements in the field will give your firm a 360 degree review of your FCPA compliance effectiveness.

Four Ways This Program Protects Your Company: 

Identifies specific field enforcement issues

Analysis of FCPA violations and forensic review of management decisions reveals specifically what went wrong where and why.  Why did the policies and training programs at these firms fail to prevent violations?

Pinpoints chain of control and process gaps

BAJ will provide a step by step process for identifying FCPA field enforcement issues with vendors, suppliers, contractors, sub contractors, government officials and brokers.

Includes forensic diagnostic evaluation check lists

BAJ will walk you through a forensic review of contracts, vendors, suppliers, facilitating payments, chain of control, and expense account processes to determine if your firm has process gaps which will cause FCPA violations.

Provides expert, personalized review of your results

Once you have completed your field diagnostic process evaluation, participants will have a ½ hour private review of their results with Bruce Allan Johnson and his team. 

To sign up for this program email: for the registration package.

Cost: $500.00/person

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Global News for Clients

By |2010-08-02T00:23:56-04:00August 2nd, 2010|Categories: Global Business News, Global Business Strategy, Uncategorized|

August 1, the Dubai government ordered all text messages via cell phones blocked.  This was sudden and caught many gulf businesses by surprise. 

Scott Moran, global attorney and Latin American expert, says he is seeing more investment activity in Uruguay. Despite the left of center government they have as an objective to create a “Switzerland” of Latin America.   Montevideo, Uruguay is only a short ferry ride from Buenos Aires.  Chile, Colombia and Brazil remain other popular destinations, however with varying tax consequences.

Glen Faulk’s firm, BAL Global has reported that India’s cap on expatriates per company (20) has been reversed to the relief of companies with large expatriate populations in India.  However the new UK coalition government will be implementing a permanent immigration quota in 2011 which will bring levels of immigration to the 1990’s rate.  This new policy will dramatically reduce the numbers of non-Europeans allowed to live and work in the UK. 

Janet Walsh, Birchtree Global’s CEO, reports back from speaking at several professional and industry conferences for the medical, hospital and executive staffing industries this month that business leaders are looking at what creates market based competitive advantage then tailoring their business strategies around these metrics to increase financial performance.  Often they are looking to the HR business partner to drive business metrics by better crafting compensation and talent management programs.

Dr. Jay Hakes, Director of the Carter Center Library, and green energy expert, has been tapped to serve as part of the Obama administration gulf clean up and monitoring efforts.  We have introduced several of our green energy clients to Dr. Hakes and he has been very helpful in sharing his thoughts on the future of green energy.  So, the next time you see that algae in your pool…it might be your energy of tomorrow.

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Atlanta Call for Speakers

By |2010-08-02T00:22:39-04:00August 2nd, 2010|Categories: Birchtree News, Forum for Expatriate Management, Uncategorized|

The Southeast Regional Forum for Expatriate Management (150+members) based in Atlanta has announced a “Call for Speakers” to address the global members.  The members of this group are global practitioners in global mobility/HR/business and are looking for programs on areas of interest to managers of global workforces and services.  If you have a presentation on any of these issues and would like to speak to the group, let us know,

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Recent Projects

By |2010-08-02T00:21:33-04:00August 2nd, 2010|Categories: Birchtree News, Uncategorized|

Multiple start up “Company in a Box” activities for businesses going to Shanghai, Manila, UK, Germany, USA, Brazil and India-with partner firms

Talent and Expatriate Management strategy and tactics for a medium sized, software firm expanding into Europe and Latin America

Compensation salary grades and ranges for several medium sized services firms expanding from the US into Latin American and Europe

HR compensation, benefits and expatriate management program for rapidly growing green energy business with multinational operations in Europe and Asia

HR total rewards and talent management strategy for global services business in EU

Multiple expatriate management and talent management programs for new services multinationals expanding into the UK, Brazil, China, India, and UAE

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act educational program for global professional service business

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Birchtree Global Strategic Alliances

By |2010-08-02T00:20:21-04:00August 2nd, 2010|Categories: Birchtree News, Uncategorized|

Forum Corporation: 

Founded in 1971 Forum is a global leader in linking learning to strategic business objectives.  Forum provides accelerated organizational training strategies to grow, change, and perform.  They are recognized leaders in strategic training with offices around the globe.  Birchtree Global and the Forum are combining resources to serve clients expanding outside their home region who need a strong, global HR strategic plan to support their growing business needs.

HR Capital Partners, Denver:

HR Capital Partners, LLC is a strategic Human Resources Consulting Firm specializing in complex, critical projects working directly with CEO’s and other C-Suite executives across a set of broad-based industries. HR Capital Partners, headed up by former Staples (Corporate Express) VP of Global HR, John O’Loughlin, will help serve Birchtree’s western region clients and contribute valuable expertise in maximizing CEO and board relationships including compensation committees, global HR strategy and HR talent management programs.

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New Webinars

By |2010-08-02T00:18:43-04:00August 2nd, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized, Webinars|

“Establishing Your Business Overseas”

Birchtree Global and their leadership team of global attorney’s, CPA’s, and HR experts, will be providing a four part global webinar on starting a business overseas.  The program is 1 ½ hours weekly, each Wednesday from 12-1:30, starting August 25.  This program is designed to educate business leaders and global business teams in the steps involved in taking their business overseas-particularly the process for developing a global tax strategy, legal form and incorporation, financial registration, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues, HR infrastructure, employer/employee requirements, and expatriate management.  The previous program was sold out. Attendees have included CEO’s, CFO’s, Presidents, GM’s, VP’s of HR.  Cost for clients is $250.00/person (6.0 GPHR/SPHR)

“Expatriate Selection and Technology”

Barry Kozloff president, SRI International will speak on how to leverage technology to improve expatriate selection and enhance performance.  Barry’s advice is very timely particularly if your firm’s expatriate expense budget is growing. September 23, 12-1:30 PM, Free. (1.5 GPHR)

“How to Interview”

This program helps managers improve their ability to select high performing employees by better reading resumes, identifying success characteristic in positions, creating specific, talent revealing interview questions, learning how to manage the interview experience, ensure less turnover and better job fit.  This is specifically designed to help managers who want to get better quality employees, quicker and retain them longer.  August 4, and 11, from 12-1:30 EST. $50/participant includes workbook and ½ hour consultation.

“Field Enforcement-Foreign Corrupt Practices Act”

With BAJ, legal and financial experts this program focuses on identifying field enforcement problems and suggests ways to overcome the gap between home office training and employee decision making activities in country.  Tips to forensically uncover potential issues will be described.  Dates to be announced shortly.  Pre-registration required.  $500.00/person.

To register for any of these programs, please email for registration packet.    All credit cards and PayPal payments are accepted.

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