Your Guide to Navigating the New World of Work
The job of global human resources is more challenging than ever before. With changes in the landscape for expatriate employees, the international remote worker revolution, and worldwide uncertainty, it can be hard to know what the right strategy is. But success in this new international environment is more rewarding than ever.
Whether you are just embarking on your career in global HR or you have years of experience under your belt, you need a trusted source to help you make informed decisions about your international workforce. International Citizens Group publishes the latest information by recognized experts in the dynamic field of global HR.
If You Work in HR, Your Job is Now Global
The stunning growth of remote work means that even human resources professionals in small domestic companies suddenly find themselves dealing with international issues. Managing remote workers leads to a new level of complexity for your role, especially if they’ve gone international. If you have even one person working remotely from abroad, you need to know if their new location creates any liabilities for your organization – or any new opportunities.
If your company is expanding internationally, you also need to be aware of the many ways cultural differences can have an impact on your organization. Sending an employee to work on an international assignment can lead to unexpected complications for a new global HR department. But with the resources here at your fingertips, you can ensure expatriate employees go to their new assignment with every chance of success.
Increase Your Success in Working with Expatriate Employees
The best global HR executives are constantly learning new skills and information to make them better at their roles. The fight to recruit and retain talent is cutthroat. The talent pool is now international – and your competitors are ready to recruit them away from you. Get ahead of the competition with the resources we have available.
Stay up to date with the latest information on global talent acquisition, global and cultural effectiveness, and more. Get detailed information on selecting employees for international assignments, overcoming expat employee stigmatization, how to prevent expat failure, and how to manage expatriate employees. Learn about the importance of cross-cultural training and how you can help employees on assignment overcome culture shock.
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The expatriate selection process can be complicated. At its best, it involves many stakeholders, including managers, HR staff, and host country professionals, each of whom has input on what is relevant to the determination. What are the key questions they should ask, and what steps can organizations take to prepare the employees they choose for international assignments? Read More
The smooth path of expatriation is littered with unforeseen obstacles. The costs of failure, and the risks, are considerably higher for expat workers than for traditional employees. So much so that the topic of expat failure is arguably the very foundation of expatriate research. Learn some of the traditional causes of expatriate failure, and get a series of recommendations to reduce the risk. Read More
Both within and outside of the workplace, expatriates often face discrimination, prejudice, or stigmatization as outsiders. Learn what characteristics most subject expatriates to, or protect from, stigmatization and how expatriates can protect themselves from its dangers. Then get key recommendations for HR professionals to protect their own – and to raise the standard for everyone along the way. Read More
The bigger the cultural distance between one’s host country and home country, the more likely you will be stung by cultural shock. In this article, you’ll learn more about what sparks culture shock. You’ll also learn what HR professionals can do to protect their international assignees from this challenging experience. Read More
Up to 40% of expats fail – many of them because they were not properly prepared for their new environment. The pre-departure period, falling between expat selection and arriving in the host country, is crucial to expatriate employee success. Managed effectively, expats’ risk of culture shock on arrival is much reduced. They are also less likely to underperform, end their assignment early, or leave for a job elsewhere. Here are actionable steps to plan effective pre-departure training. Read More
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