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Training LaTisha ThompsonDr. Sue GolabekGlobal Human Resources Management (BUS 325)August 30, 20201
Pre-departure training prepares expatriates for a program that briefs them on what is in store for them when living and working abroad. Very much conveyed preparing permits the Human Resources department to customize learnings to foresee and get ready for difficulties thatexpatriates and their family may encounter when they move to another country. We have selected30 employees of Taleco to work at McKesson in its New Zealand location. Of those 30 employees, 5 are senior managers, 5 junior managers, and 20 entry to mid-level employees. All employees will undergo a 4-week pre-departure training program that was created by both Human Resources departments from Taleco and McKesson, so the expatriates are successful in their assignment. The Pre-Departure training consists of the following: Cultural Awareness Training, Preliminary Visits to New Zealand, Language Training, Practical Assistance, and Security Briefings. A well-designed cultural awareness training program can be extremely beneficial, as it seeks to foster an appreciation of the host country’s culture so that expatriates can behave accordingly, or at least develop appropriate coping patterns [ CITATION Dow17 \l 1033 ]. During this 1-week training, the expatriates will learn about the people of New Zealand, where New Zealanders live, families and households, the health of the nation, the education systems, religion and the churches, modern society, food, and dressing. Our cultural awareness program is