International Human Resource Management HRM Assignment

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Student NameINTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCEMANAGEMENT
ContentsIntroduction.................................................................................................................................................1Difference between home and host country.................................................................................................2Builds friendships and close relationships quickly..................................................................................2Priority on candidate who lives independently........................................................................................2Staffing strategy to select the right candidates for the overseas assignment................................................3Educational qualification.........................................................................................................................3Experience...............................................................................................................................................3Work knowledge.....................................................................................................................................4Gender.....................................................................................................................................................4Confidence..............................................................................................................................................4Communication skills..............................................................................................................................4Adaptability.............................................................................................................................................5Training and development needed before and after posting to the host nation............................................6Before relocation training........................................................................................................................6After relocation Training.........................................................................................................................7Discuss the remuneration packages for the assignees..................................................................................7Other benefits..........................................................................................................................................8Conclusion...................................................................................................................................................9
IntroductionInternational expansions are the objective of every business making it important for businesses toprepare for the challenges linked to international expansion. There are many elements linked tointernational expansion businesses must consider but in most situations, the business must firsttake into consideration placing experience and high performing staff at strategic positions so asto maximize the business's performance and growth[ CITATION Ann142 \l 1033 ]. This means mostbusinesses consider to expand internationally will have to train expatriate from existing positionat the organization, provide training and send them on international assignments. This helpsreduce the strain business experiences while expanding its operations thus helping the newbranches settle down faster and begin registering profits in a shorter timeframe. The organizationhuman resource department is therefore tasked with the challenge of selecting, training andpreparing staff to be sent on overseas assignments. Factors such as religion, gender, language,customs, diet, and leisure activate amount many other must all be carefully reviewed and thestaff offered training on how to handle such situations which they are likely to experience oncethey move to the new country[ CITATION Gün12 \l 1033 ]. Culture shock has been identified asbeing the amount the most devastating affects many untrained managers and staff experiencewhen sent on international assignments making it important all these aspects are prepared beforethe candidates are sent on the overseas assignments.Difference between home and host countryOne of the major challenges experienced by candidates sent on overseas assignment is thestudent change in environment and people whereby they need to begin from scratch and buildfrees relationships[ CITATION Dur10 \l 1033 ]. This is classified by most fresh expatriates as beingthe most challenging aspect of being offered overseas assignments. The candidate will in mostsituation loose routine social life and requires beginning building relationships from scratch.Builds friendships and close relationships quicklyThis makes it important for the human resource department to prioritize on selecting candidateswho have demonstrated an ability to correlate and build relationships quickly at the workplaceand amount colleagues. This also involves building and maintaining good relationships outside
the organization which is a feature which demonstrates the individual’s adaptability andimproves the candidate’s chances of achieving success at the new posting.Priority on candidate who lives independentlyAnother important factor which has been identified to place considerable pressure on expatriatesit the severing of family ties and close communication. This is especially important in Asiacommunities which tend to be closely knit family relationships and a factor which couldcompromise the success rate of overseas assignments. To overcome this concern the humanresource managers must consider giving preference to candidates who demonstrate high levels ofindependence from an early age. Staffs that live in tightly knit family groups are likely toexperience major complication when separated from their family[ CITATION LaL15 \l 1033 ]. Thisincreases the risk associated with the individuals failing to perform as per the expectation whichcould result in the businesses experiencing major loses and reduced performance. Candidates foroverseas assignment should be selected be living independently which demonstrates their abilityto perform without needing family or parental support.Staffing strategy to select the right candidates for the overseas assignmentStaffing overseas assignments is a challenge which every organization human resourcedepartment must focus on very closely. Educational qualification, experience, work knowledge,confidence, communication skills and adaptability among several other attributes require beingexalted during the assessment and before a section of the overseas assignment candidates. Unlikeconventional staffing strategies, overseas staffing requires additional emphasis on the candidate'sability to adapt and performance once relocated[ CITATION Cat13 \l 1033 ]. Candidates with familyare unlikely to adapt or perform as per the desired level of expectation since the candidates willin most situations be distracted by their family back home. This makes it important that allaspects linked to the candidates be closely exalted and their prior history considered so as tomake the best choice.Educational qualificationEducational qualifications play a huge role towards selecting a suitable candidate. This is due tothe candidates needing to be qualified and understand the given job discretion so as to executethe project correctly[ CITATION Phi09 \l 1033 ]. Qualifications thus play a major role while
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