Home » International Challenges

Category Archive for: International Challenges

International Challenges

International Challenges CHAPTER OBJECTIVES After studying this chapter. you should be able to: 1. EXPLAIN why HR activities are crucial to global firms. 2.DISTINGUISH among organizational. legal. cultural, and national assumptions that have an impact on HR practices. 3. DEBATE the pros and cons of decentralized HR management. 4. BALANCE the advantages and disadvantages of using…

Read More →

Summary

Summary International HR management places a wide variety of new pressures on traditional HR activities. At the same time, a manager or department’s ability to meet these challenges provides an opportunity to make significant contributions to the company: With better qualified people executing the company’s strategy on a global scale, managers can work with the HR department to…

Read More →

Cultural Awareness

Cultural Awareness Managers and the HR department further their contributions to the organization by being informed about cultural differences among the company’s international operations. Pilot projects or innovations that have been successful in one country are often duplicated and applied in others. Technically or financially oriented innovators, however, may focus on technological or financial feasibility, unaware of cultural differences that…

Read More →

International Challenges and Workplace Diversity

International Challenges and Workplace Diversity Challenges of workforce diversity are amplified in international HR management. Not only must managers and HR experts contend with diversity in the domestic workforce, globalization means increased diversity both at home and abroad. Compounding this diversity are a growing maze of international alliances among firms, with the key determinant of their success often being…

Read More →

International Human Resource Troubleshooting

International Human Resource Troubleshooting As with domestic operations, HR problems arise in international operations. In dealing with a labor shortage, an unexpected resignation, or a union problem, international managers may need assistance with specific HR issues. It is unrealistic to expect any single person or department to possess the knowledge and skills needed to address the wide array of…

Read More →

Challenges of International Human Resource Management

Challenges of International Human Resource Management Beyond the impact on traditional HR activities, international challenges affect the organization in more subtle ways. Perspectives do  hang. Outlooks become more global as senior-level managers become more aware of international developments. Those in the organization who lack this perspective or are unable to develop it fail to grasp the growing changes in…

Read More →

Employee Relations and Assessment

Employee Relations and Assessment Perhaps the most complex area of international HR is employee relations. Managers whether they are expatriates or foreign nationals, seek the HR department’s help in dealing with employees. How well those relations among managers and employees are handled has a direct impact on the organization’s ability to execute its strategies. Variations in languages, customs, cultures, laws,…

Read More →

Human Resource Department Issues In International Placement

Human Resource Department Issues In International Placement A  of the human resource department’s concerns at Ferraro Corp., when international placement takes place, include • Developing an overseas compensation and benefits plan, taking into account cost-of living differences and any special needs . • Giving tax advice and financial counseling • Supervising the sometimes extensive paperwork involved •…

Read More →

Compensate and Protection

Compensate and Protection International compensation. and protection go beyond pay and benefits. Pay is expanded to compensate for additional taxes and living expenses. Incentives may be added, especially for assignments in less desirable locations. Supplements any be given to cover the extra costs of educating children, making return trips to the home country, and servants All these changes Overseas benefits e’…

Read More →

Evaluation and Career Development

Evaluation and Career Development Employees in international operations need to be evaluated and require assistance in’career planning. Evaluation is particularly difficult because the person doing the evaluation may be thousands of miles away and may’ not be familiar with the unique challenges faced by the person who is to be evaluated At Dow, a senior manager in the same…

Read More →

Back to Top