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December holidays in Mexico: celebrating while cutting business costs Daniel G. Little

For companies doing business in Mexico, the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe on December 12th is a bigger celebration than Christmas Day. During these difficult economic times I have had many enquiries a... read more

Questions on hiring in Mexico Daniel G. Little

Why do so many of my employees have the same names? This is a question that I hear a lot. It can be a little confusing at first when it seems as if a lot of your employees share the same surname. It d... read more

Severance pay for workers in Mexico Daniel G. Little

In Canada and the United States, it is fairly straightforward to downsize our employee base during a downturn in the economy. Employees have unemployment insurance to cushion the change. But in Mexico, the law protects the worker. read more

Reducing labour cost in a Mexican LLC Daniel G. Little

Why focus on a labour savings in a country where the labour cost is so low? read more

Growing pains: New factory construction in Mexico Daniel G. Little

We had a lot of new business coming in and no room left. It was time to build our second facility in Mexico. After a lengthy negotiation, we purchased a good piece of property on fairly level ground. ... read more

Bad news : Seeking concrete solutions to a cultural attitude Daniel G. Little

I found that the reluctance to communicate bad news was not a trait of our Mexican employees alone, but I did find that it was more prevalent there. read more

A personal experience with union negotiations in Mexico Daniel G. Little

Our manufacturing operation in Mexico was in trouble and we had to make a lot of changes quickly to rescue the business... read more
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