81: Managing Human Resources Across Cultures

In this episode of Globally Speaking, we chat with Michael Erisman, Chief People Officer at Pushpay, about his experience managing global teams and handling internal human resources. He discusses costly mistakes made from not understanding cultural differences, how to manage varying cultural norms across a global company, the “people implications” of your global business strategy and why trust is the key. Tune in to hear more!

Globally Speaking, sponsored by RWS and Nimdzi Insights.

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Pushpay since March 2019. Prior to that, he was the VP and GM of Global Human Resources at DocuSign. He has led HR teams and employees in over 100 different countries around the world and has expertise with teams across Europe, Russia, Brazil, Mexico and APAC. He has also been an adjunct professor at Seattle Pacific University for the past five years teaching graduate-level HR courses. Michael holds an MA in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.


Renato Beninatto

Renato Beninatto

CEO of Nimdzi Insights LLC

Renato Beninatto is the co-author of The General Theory of the Translation Company and leads Nimdzi Insights, a think-tank and consulting company that focuses on growth strategies for localization leaders. A former owner of an LSP, an executive in some of the leading companies in the industry and a linguist in his own right, this Brazilian-Italian-American citizen can’t shut up in Portuguese, English, Italian, French or Spanish.

Michael W. Stevens

Michael W. Stevens

Vice President Americas, CC of Translated

Michael has over 10 years of experience in the localization and IT industries. A well-networked entrepreneur, Michael’s main interest is in connecting and bringing people together. He not only enjoys learning about a company’s exciting ideas and developments, he also has a keen ability to add value—and fire—to new and innovative thinking.

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