Cross-border compliance?

Because multinational HR problems will not solve themselves --- there is FedEE Global

The Federation of International Employers (FedEE Global) is the leading HR support organization for multinational companies.

We provide an extensive online resource packed with information on employment law, HR practices and pay data covering principal countries around the world.

Managing people across the globe just got easier.

Find out more about FedEE membership

Forthcoming Events

  • FedEE Fellowship Meetings – offering “off the record” discussions about difficult and hot HR topics. Next Meeting in London on Tuesday, July 12th 2016

    For details of events contact the FedEE Events Team at

  • HR Data Management Forum Meeting, London, UK – July 13th 2016

    The Forum meeting will examine the future of workplace privacy and the security of personal data in the context of changing legal frameworks and developments in HRM. Its intention is to help HR generalists get up to speed with all the practical things they need to do in the EU and other major jurisdictions across the world take place at the Holiday Inn Kensington Forum from 9.45am until 4.30pm. For more information and to sign up please see our meeting brochure.

  • Contact us for our latest programme of FedEE Global events in Hong King, China and elsewhere in Asia.

  • Create your own event on ButN. Membership of our online business travel networking community is free and members may pose any events from “invitations to a drink at the hotel bar” to seminars and conferences in which they are involved. Check out butN today at

  • Is there any subject area where you cannot find a training opportunity or forum to exchange ideas and hear expert opinion? If it would be appropriate for the multinational HR community please drop us a line. We can then consider it for our forthcoming events programme.

  • The Federation is currently establishing a new office in Nicosia, Cyprus to focus on Eastern Europe and The Middle East. If your company is based in this region sign up for membership today.

Editorial: Communication across cultures

Robin Chater

Secretary General, Fedee


An article earlier this year in Atlantic Magazine underlines how, as humans, we are generally natty communicators. This is evident in the way that people naturally take turns when they communicate with each other and the gap between speakers is so remarkably small. In most conversations each speaker talks for an average of just 2 seconds and the gap is only 200 milliseconds. Remarkably, this pattern varies very little across cultures – with pauses being longest for Danish speakers and shortest for those speaking Japanese.

So how is it that … Continue reading