A Comparison of Handling HR Issues Between the U.S. and India Douglas Silber

A Comparison of Handling HR Issues Between the U.S. and India Douglas Silber

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Running head: A Comparison of Handling HR Issues Between the U.S. and India 1 A Comparison of Handling HR Issues Between the U.S. and India MBA533 Human Resource in Management Douglas Silber March 20, 2011 Rina Coronel Saint Leo University
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2 A Comparison of Handling HR Issues Between the U.S. and India A Comparison of Handling HR Issues Between the U.S. and India We recently hired a woman from India to work in our marketing department. Although she attended college in the United States, this marketing position is the first “real life” position our new employee has held outside of her citizen country of India. I have realized some cultural differences in the way she reacts to situations in the work environment and looking at the Hofstede dimensions of cultural differences information, the differences I noticed fit right into the India/United States profiles. In this new employee, I noticed that rather than speak up directly to her supervisor when she recognizes an issue which should be addressed as other employees do, she hesitates and comes to me in private to bring up her concerns. I thought at first that being a new employee, she may trust me to give her advice as to how to proceed but as time went on, she began to bring every little decision she had to make to my attention for my opinion. I finally let her know that with her position comes responsibilities and we hired her believing in her and trusting that she was able to make those decisions. She has stopped coming to me for advice but I do not know if
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A Comparison of Handling HR Issues Between the U.S. and India Douglas Silber

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