U.S. – China Relations: Cooperation, Competition, or Collision?

By |2020-06-16T21:43:20-04:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

I have attended several webinars on US-China relations over the last week and this was the best. David Morey moderated the program and it was illuminating. If you are doing business with China or working with Chinese suppliers, I encourage you to watch it.


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Looking for a job in this environment?

By |2020-05-23T10:29:47-04:00May 23rd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|


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Here are some ideas from NBC investigative reporter Bill Liss.


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Wondering about college classes in the fall?

By |2020-05-22T10:46:06-04:00May 22nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

A great investigative piece from my colleague Bill Liss on Georgia State’s plans for the fall.


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What makes Walmart’s talent acquisition program so successful?

By |2020-05-13T09:48:44-04:00May 13th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

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Making Music in the Pandemic

By |2020-05-12T10:57:19-04:00May 12th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Not to be missed story about achieving your dream, despite the pandemic. Another terrific story from my friend Bill Liss, investigative reporter for 11 Alive, NBC in Atlanta, GA. In case you missed it on the nightly news, here is something to make you smile.


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Get Better at Managing Remote Workers

By |2020-05-07T08:57:23-04:00May 7th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Get Better at Managing Remote Workers


You probably didn’t intend to manage a remote workforce, but the pandemic has made it mandatory. Get up to speed quickly on this emerging skill with our partner, LinkedIn for a special training program. In the future, you’ll be competing with other firms who have this skill. Are you ready to leverage the financial benefits of a well-managed remote workforce?

Join our training partner LinkedIn for a special SHRM/HRCI certified discussion on how to develop the skills your team will need to be ready for the future of work. We will discuss:

• How to build momentum by learning other skills

• Tips for working productively with remote teams

• Using LinkedIn to build networks, connect with candidates, and train

• Best practices in managing remote employees

Join us: Thursday, May 7 at 11:00 a.m. PDT | 2:00 p.m. EDT:      https://lnkd.in/d6hMXGi

1 HRCI/SHRM-CP credit

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Covid Response Conceptualized

By |2020-04-20T20:05:40-04:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

A great diagram shared by my colleague Bill Drysdale, CEO Advisory Board Chair, Vistage Worldwide, Westchester & Fairfield Counties. Bill is doing an excellent job communicating with his Vistage CEOs.  I thought this might offer some communication cues as you work with your employees, clients, and colleagues. You might use this to think about how to comfort, collaborate, and communicate.  If you don’t have a board of advisers, you might consider Vistage as a solution.

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Distance Education as a Competitive Advantage

By |2020-04-15T06:10:10-04:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

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The 2020 Corona pandemic has underscored the utility of on line education.  It offers a connection to people that normally would be unreachable for organizations focused only on in-class training.  It is cost effective and can be highly focused, resulting in actionable results and improvements.  It’s not a simple as sending employees to Coursera or EdX and telling them to take a class, but with some corporate oversight it can easily result in the development of a learning organization and improved financial performance.  Established residential universities, which have rejected on line education, are now struggling to master the technology.  Professors that once dismissed on line education as inadequate are now embracing the technology to reach students quarantined at home.  Those of us in the corporate world embrace that effort.  As the VP Global HR with thousands of employees around the world, and a limited budget, finding a training solution that had reach and scope and was cost effective was a priority.  On line education was a solution.  The result is students and employees with broader access to flexible educational opportunities, reduced costs, top and bottom line cost improvements.

On line education is not the solution for all corporate education activities.  For new employees traveling to corporate headquarters and learning about the company is a an excellent way to both orient people and establish strong, collegiate bonds.  For senior leaders executive courses that test their thinking and management skills can work very well.  But for the majority of training and education in a company online courses can work and work well.  Especially if they are coupled with an internal professional to put them into context.

McKinsey’s excellent article discusses this and other future insights as a result of the pandemic.  Our current research on education and business financial performance aligns with this report.

For more information on how Birchtree Global trains and educates the global workforce, contact us at information@birchtreeglobal.com.


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Staying Connected to Furloughed Workers

By |2020-04-09T08:11:42-04:00April 9th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

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Staying connected to furloughed workers is an organizational imperative. Not only is it the right thing to do for your employees, but it also makes top and bottom line sense financially. Join Dr. Janet Walsh, Birchtree Global, LLC President and CEO as she suggests infrastructure and HR specific techniques to stay connected. You’ll learn how staying connected helps employees in a time of crisis, but also helps your business quickly become more competitive when the crisis ends.

Please register for Staying Connected to Furloughed Workers on Apr 10, 2020 12:00 PM EDT at:


This webinar provides 1 SHRM-CP and 1 HRCI recertification credit.

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