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Chapter 5 / Exercise 2
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•Outsourcing may be involved. Discuss how differences among countries affect HR planning at organizations with international operations. As economic and technological change creates a global environment for organizations, HR planning is involved in decisions about participating as an exporter or as an international, multinational, or global company. Even purely domestic companies may draw talent from the international labor market. When organizations decide to operate internationally or globally, HR planning involves decisions about where and how many employees are needed for each international facility. Criteria for selection of employees for foreign assignments 1.Competency in employee’s area of expertise 2.Ability to communicate verbally and nonverbally in the foreign country 3.Flexibility, tolerance of ambiguity, and sensitivity to cultural differences 4.Motivation to succeed and enjoyment of challenges 5.Willingness to learn the foreign country’s culture, language, and customs 6.Support from family members LO 16-4 Describe how companies select and train human resources in a global labor market. Whether the organization is hiring immigrants or selecting parent-country or third-country nationals for foreign assignments, some basic principles of selection apply. Selection for foreign assignments should reflect criteria that have been associated with success in working overseas as listed on this slide. Selecting expat Emotional Stages associated with a foreign assignment Honeymoon-culture shock-recovery-adjustment The factor most strongly influencing whether an employee completed a foreign assignment was the comfort of the employee’s spouse and family. Personality may also be important. Successful completion of overseas assignments has been found to be most likely among employees who are extroverted (outgoing), agreeable (cooperative and tolerant), and conscientious (dependable and achievement oriented). The emotions that accompany an overseas assignment tend to follow in a cycle like that in Figure 16.2. Qualities of flexibility, motivation, agreeableness, and conscientiousness are so important because of the challenges involved in entering another culture. The emotions that accompany an overseas assignment tend to follow stages like those in Figure 16.2:
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Culture Shock: Disillusionment and discomfort that occur during the process of adjusting to a new culture. Know Cross-Cultural Preparation 1.Preparation for departure—language instruction and an orientation to the foreign country’s culture. 2.The assignment itself—some combination of a formal program and mentoring relationship to provide ongoing further information about the foreign country’s culture. 3.Preparation for the return home—providing information about the employee’s community and home-country workplace (from company newsletters, local newspapers, and so on).

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