8 Cultural Behaviors to Look for When Hiring in Mexico

Knowing them is essential for good management, in any country you operate in.

Many business executives are not aware of the role that culture plays in the management of a company and more so when venturing into foreign territory. The steady increase in growth of trade between the U.S and Mexico has created a need for understanding the Mexican culture and how it affects U.S companies doing business in Mexico. Though the U.S and Mexico share a common border, the cultural differences between the two countries cannot be ignored. The history of Mexico is quite different compared to that of the U.S, hence a different perception and way of doing things.

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Barbachano International Celebrates 10 Year NPA Partnership Anniversary

Executive Search Firm Barbachano International Announces its Continuing Commitment to Building a World Class Recruiting Network With NPAworldwide.

 Chula Vista, CA — (ReleaseWire) — 05/23/2017 —Barbachano International (BIP), the premier leader in Executive Search and human capital solutions in Mexico, Latin America, and the United States with a focus on Hispanic target markets, is proud to announce that 2017 is the 10th year anniversary as a member-partner of NPA, the worldwide recruiting network connecting the top independent recruiting firms on the six continents.

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Barbachano International Launches New Private Equity Search Practice

Apr 04, 2017 via ABC News

Barbachano International (BIP), the premier leader in Executive Search in Mexico, Latin America, United States with a focus on Hispanic target markets, is pleased to announce the launch of its new Private Equity search practice which will be headed by Francisco de la Lama, Senior Executive Search and Business Development Consultant.

BIP owner and CEO, Fernando Ortiz-Barbachano, made the announcement last Friday. ”I am very proud to be re-united with Francisco De La Lama, and excited that he has accepted our offer to serve as Consulting Practice Leader – Private Equity,” said Mr. Ortiz-Barbachano.

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7 Best Strategies to Finding Your Ideal job in 2017

Getting a new job is a common occurrence today, as the average person changes jobs ten to fifteen occasions in their lifetime.  It is not an uncommon for people holding jobs for less than a year.  The important thing to remember is that there are literally thousands of employment opportunities out there, you just need to look for them. In this article we will tell you how to successfully find your ideal job in 2017.

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What The Trump Immigration Ban Means For Business

Approximately 15 minutes before the close of business on Friday (Eastern time), President Trump signed an executive order (full text here) to bar Syrian refugees from entering the U.S. and suspend all refugee admissions for 120 days. His order also blocks citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen—all Muslim-majority countries—from entering the U.S. for 90 days, regardless of whether they’re refugees or not. Continue reading

These Are The Top 5 Workplace Trends We’ll See In 2017

According to Glassdoor’s economist, crazy perks and the gig economy will slow down while automation will speed up.

This was a “remarkable” year for hiring, according to Glassdoor’s chief economist, Andrew Chamberlain. He says that the U.S. added an average 180,000 new jobs per month, well above the “break even” pace of job growth of 50,000 to 110,000 economists estimate the economy needs to keep Americans fully employed. Continue reading

Despite Fears, Mexico’s Manufacturing Boom is Lifting U.S. Workers


Enrique Zarate, 19, had spent just a year in college when he landed an apprenticeship at a new BMW facility in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. If he performs well, in a year he’ll win a well-paid position, with benefits, working with robots at the company’s newest plant.

Within a decade or so, most of the BMW 3 series cars that Americans buy will probably come from Mexico, built by people like Zarate. Continue reading

More Hiring, Fewer Layoffs Forecast for 2016

The labor market experts at Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. forecast fewer layoffs, more hiring and increased wages in 2016.

U.S.-based employers announced 574,888 job cuts for the year through November 2015, already far surpassing the 2014 year-end total (483,171) and setting up for the largest year-end total for job cuts since 2009, when 1.2 million job cuts were announced.  Continue reading

US, Mexico are ‘Rising Stars’ in Manufacturing Cost Competitiveness

When it comes to where to site a factory for manufacturing competitiveness, be prepared to throw the old stereotypes out the window.

Over the past decade, the U.S. and Mexico have become “rising stars” among the top 25 export economies while China and Brazil are among the countries that have seen their cost advantages erode significantly, new analysis by the Boston Consulting Group shows. Overall costs in the U.S. are 10% to 25% lower than those of the world’s 10 leading goods-exporting nations with the exception of China. Continue reading

Significant Tax, Social Security Reforms to Impact Employment in Mexico

Major legal reforms have recently been approved while others are still under discussion that will significantly impact employers in Mexico and in some specific cases, will considerably increase the cost of formal employment.

Provisions in the Income Tax Law have been modified and amendments are expected in the Social Security Law as well. In particular, the modification to the “base quotation salary” for the payment of social security contributions and an increase on the quotas for the illness and maternity branch of insurance. In addition, new legislation is under discussion at the Congress, establishing for the first time in Mexico the creation of unemployment insurance and a universal pension, tending to grant minimum financial benefits to individuals over 65 years old, who do not have a pension or social security system benefit. Continue reading

Brazil Economic Growth Slow in 2014: IMF

RIO DE JANEIRO — Despite it playing host to the World Cup, Brazilian growth will continue at a slow pace in 2014, the IMF said in its quarterly report Tuesday.

The international lender lowered its annual growth forecast to 1.8%, compared to 2.3% in January.

Growth will be slower than once expected because of weak infrastructure and low private investment reflecting a lack of confidence in industry, the International Monetary Fund said. Continue reading

Making the Most of Expat Assignments

Companies lack an effective process for maximizing the benefits of international work. For best results, tie talent management and global mobility together.

Michael Kannisto has his house in order when it comes to expats.

As director of talent management and talent acquisition at manufacturer JLG Industries Inc., he has created a practice for expatriate assignments that maximizes the potential of its global workforce. His secret? Integrating talent acquisition, development and global mobility. Continue reading