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Talent Development is critical in executing a successful global business strategy. We will work with you to ensure the development of your talent so they have the cultural competencies to succeed in a global environment.

We support your workforce optimization objectives with our customized talent development solutions for building global competencies, assessing and selecting candidates, developing globally mobile talent, and maximizing repatriation and career planning.

The BGRS Intercultural Group is a talent development organization uniquely integrated as part of BGRS’s global Talent Mobility Consulting Practice. For more than 50 years, we have provided in-house subject matter expertise focused on building the cultural competence of our clients and their employees.

Partnering with BGRS yields:

  • Consultative approach to clarify your talent development goals and implement them into your policies and practices
  • Comprehensive service portfolio of in-person, virtual and web-based solutions incorporating proprietary assessment tools and exclusive country-specific resources via CultureWizard™
  • Global in-house team of experts and managed worldwide network of over 450  intercultural trainers
  • Proprietary, research-based training methodology and foundational competency model

Services

Building Global Competencies

Our uniquely tailored solutions support your goals of building the global competencies of your employees. Our offerings support Leadership Development, Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives and Global and Virtual Teams. We offer customized intercultural training programs and cultural coaching focused on a variety of topics including global awareness, working across cultures, country-specific and multicultural team building.

Assessing and Selecting Candidates

Our assessment and selection solutions support your strategic talent development initiatives and individual employee development needs. Utilizing our proprietary web-based tools, our candidate assessment and selection services can be incorporated into talent management and mobility processes whether the organization is driving candidate selection or the decision is initiated by the employee.

Developing Globally Mobile Talent

Successful international assignments are dependent on ensuring your employees and their families have the intercultural and communication competence to effectively adapt to living and working in their new location. Customized Expat Advantage intercultural programs, language training and focused Coaching Advantage on-assignment cultural coaching sessions support your employees and families throughout the international assignment lifecycle.

Maximizing Repatriation and Career Planning

Considering the substantial economic investment made with an international assignment, the risk of attrition upon repatriation is a real concern. Re-entry problems are complex, even more so than adjusting to another culture. Ensuring your transitioning employees capitalize on the global competencies gained abroad as they progress along their career path is essential. Our tailored Repat Advantage training programs and Repat Advantage Coaching solutions assist you with the goal of retaining and utilizing the skills of your returning employees, providing development options that can be tied to career planning, and supporting sending and receiving managers who are instrumental in providing the appropriate support for high-performing repatriating employees.

Online Intercultural Resources

CultureWizardTM is an easy and cost-effective way to offer cultural resources and knowledge to employees working across cultures, on short-term assignees, or on business travel. We offer an individual purchase option as well as a company-wide online solution to support your employees.

We offer an easy-to-use online portal for individual purchase. Contact us for more information about enterprise-wide licenses to prepare your organization for global success.

Language Training

We offer instructor-led and online language training for your employees and accompanying family members at the start or for the duration of their assignment. To maximize learning and utilization we provide self-paced online training programs. We also offer blended learning packages, which includes a combination of in-person training, or virtual instructor-led training and self-paced online training.