Expatriation and Repatriation Program

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Expatriation and Repatriation Program While reviewing a small manufacturing plant, it has come to the attention of the committee that the organization lacks a standard procedure to ensure the success of personnel station outside the country (AIU Online, 2010). Since the organization has numerous plant located outside the country and the transfer of the employees to these plant are common practice, the solution to this issue needs to be top priority for the organization. It is such a common practice that a plant manager would start this life-changing journey very soon. The plant manager’s assignment will be three years long at a sister plant in Bulgaria (AIU Online, 2010). The desire of this committee is to ensure that the plant manager is really, prepared, and successful on this journey. During the course of normal business activities, it may be necessary to send employees to another country. These employees are known as an expatriate employee. According to Wild, Wild, and Han, expatriate employees are “citizens of one country who are living and working in another” (2001). Expatriate employees would face numerous challenges during an assignment however; the organization must prepare the employees for the challenges that are ahead. There would be numerous challenges that need preparation for such as adjusted to the environment, and cultural differences (Cuizon, 2010). The best way to prepared for these challenges is thru strict selection process, training, and development. In preparation for the assignment, selection of the employee is extremely important (Anthony, Perrewe, & Kacmar, 1999). The manager, the spouse, and children all must go thru the selection process. The decision to send an employee affects every m... ... middle of paper ... ...idate and their family are ready for the assignment. Afterwards, the organization needs to have a program available after they have returned. References AIU Online. (2010). MGT330: Unit 5 [Assignment List] Retrieved from AIU Online Virtual Campus. Human Resource Management: MGT330-1003B:01 website. Anthony, W., Perrewe, P., & Kacmar, K.M. (1999). Human Resource Management: A Strategic approach (3rd ed.). Forth Worth, TX: The Dryden Press. Cuizon, G. (2009). The role of international HR in expatriation. Retrieved from http://human -resources-management.suite101.com/article.cfm/the_role_of_international_hr_in_exp atriation Dessler, G. (2008). Human resource management (11th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall. Wild, J., Wild, K., & Han, J. (2001). International business: An integrated approach. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall.
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