In the “Job Profiles” series, various members of the InterNations team talk about their role in the company and their work. Here, Senior Local Community Engagement Specialist Christoph gives us a glimpse of what being the first local manager for some of our InterNations Communities involves.[Read more…] about What Does a Community Engagement Specialist Do All Day?
The Wednesday before last, the InterNations Team stepped off a coach at Munich’s Central Bus Station, slightly bleary-eared, but happy.
They’d just returned from a three-day company retreat in the Austrian Alps.
A corporate retreat? Isn’t that an unnecessary luxury at best? And even more so in times of uncertainty?
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many companies to watch their budgets. Moreover, with the war in Ukraine disrupting supply chains and increasing inflation, the next crisis may be looming on the horizon. And that would mean yet another reason for businesses to tighten their belts.
The last thing any company needs right now, you might think, is a corporate retreat. It costs quite a bit of money to send your employees on a trip. Not to mention the loss of productivity during the event.
Obviously, a corporate team-building trip is a considerable investment in terms of time and money. But, if done right, it will be worth it in the long run.
Read on for some reasons why every company should send their team on a corporate retreat. Especially now.[Read more…] about Top 5 Reasons for Every Company to Invest in a Team Trip
Getting to relax and to enjoy yourself at the office is not the same as “all play and no work”. Having fun is said to lower stress levels, to help build a socially connected learning environment, and to increase productivity by an average 12%. Let’s all remember this figure in case someone tries to object to Friday Happy Hour!
But whatever the benefits for the company’s bottom line might be, truth is that we sometimes just need a break. Find out how some of our team members brighten the mood during their working days, both remote and in person.[Read more…] about Fun@Work: How InterNations Team Members Unwind and Socialize
Nobody really likes those high-stakes conversations where both opinions and feelings run strong. But we can’t avoid them forever. InterNations team member Margit shares what she’s recently learned about crucial conversations thanks to our personal development measures. And why handling them with care is especially important in remote-work settings, international teams, and lateral leadership positions.[Read more…] about How to Succeed at Crucial Conversations in 3 Steps
Two of our product managers at InterNations recently celebrated their tenth anniversary. In times when recruiting and retaining talented employees is increasingly competitive, this is quite the milestone! HR specialists are becoming more and more interested in how to hold on to the company’s biggest assets.
So, we’ve talked to our colleagues to find out what makes a good long-term employer, how they too have grown over the past decade, alongside InterNations,and why they ended up being in a punk band together.[Read more…] about In the Long Run: Benefitting from Ten Years on the Team