9 steps for handling international communicationWhen HR’s audience is a global oneBy Roger Davies10/25/2004|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/25/2004 As more Canadian businesses join the ranks of global competitors, HR professionals will increasingly find themselves communicating to employees from Halifax to Hong Kong. Communicating globally is becoming the norm, but it requires a new set of rules to ensure messages are heard and understood as they’re intended. Our English is not necessarily theirs.You can avoid some of the communication traps if you follow these guidelines.1. Start off with the premise that the written word is the best option. It usually is, since it is the most practical. But it may not be the only way of handling the information. It’s best if someone is on hand to answer questions and support the release of the information. The support will be valued by staff. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.