RISMEDIA, August 25, 2008-Cartus Corporation, a provider of global mobility management and workforce development solutions, has joined TMA World, a leader in blended global training and talent development solutions, to make TMA World’s online cultural resource tool, Country Navigator, available to Cartus’ clients and employees worldwide.The addition of Country Navigator enhances Cartus’ existing suite of cultural, language and international management training offerings, supporting global organizations’ efforts to work more effectively across cultures.
“Talent management is top of mind for most organizations today,” said Mike Brannan, senior vice president of Cartus’ Global Performance Solutions group. “Increasingly, that means driving global competency throughout their workforce – not just for employees on long-term global assignments, but also for those traveling on short-term business projects or working on virtual teams. These employees are under great pressure to generate successful business outcomes in short periods of time and too often, they are hampered by a lack of understanding of local business practices, cultural nuances, or meeting protocol.”
The Cartus/TMA alliance responds in new ways to this need by leveraging an integrated learning portal that combines the features of Country Navigator – in-depth country and business skills information, a cultural profiling tool, and user networking areas – with Cartus’ customized training, consulting and performance support solutions.
“This new capability truly responds to the needs of organizations and their global workforces today,” said Christopher Crosby, founder and CEO of TMA World. “The combination of high-performance technology and customized training provides a comprehensive, integrated approach for organizations and their employees working globally.”
“There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution to meet the needs of global workforces. Blended training offers the best of both worlds because it mixes high-touch interventions with self-service online tools that provide performance support for ongoing on-the-job learning,” added Brannan.
For more details, visit www.tmaworld.com.