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Transcript of HRM
Select talent from pools within the country
Training on leadership, technical knowledge, language & culture
Stress the importance of cultural awareness through cross-cultural training
Developmental & social rewards
Host country mentoring
HRM in Transnational Companies
View Corporation (Kramar & Syed 2012)
Dimensions of the Global Professional
View's Training Model
This is Pete.
Lee Murray, Laura Stocks & Rachael Tham
Developing Global Professionals
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View Corporation Commuter Assignments
Employers & Employee's Perspective
Being able to take part in any events
Having a deeper understanding of the business & its operations
Collaborate & establish good relationships with shareholders and stakeholders
Unmotivated (depression, stress)
Increased cost (Travel, health, insurance)
Negative work life balance
(Kramar and Syed 2012)
*Not an actual company
By the end of the 20th Century established presence in global marketplace
Markets include: media, entertainment, security, medical imaging, and avionics
View's Headquarters remain in Belgium, but it has branches in Europe, USA, and Asia-Pacific
Relocation of talent
Global Professional Assignments
Bridge the gap between home and abroad
Global Efficiency and Local Responsiveness
The value of face-to-face interaction in Business
Eliminate time-gaps in communication
Develop & Maintain Relationships
Humor & Personality
Capitalise on Individual Strengths
Adler and Bartholomew (1992)
Current Trends of MNEs
Pederson & Partners (2012)
Real World Success
"When I first joined Starbucks in Japan, I had to overcome some challenges as a woman, a foreigner, and as someone coming from the "headquarters". It took time to build trust and credibility, especially with the senior team. I think through my commitment, experience, and relationship-building I was able to gain trust in this new environment. I am happy to say that I have had the opportunity to promote several women into senior roles during my tenure and we have others ready and waiting on the bench for key leadership roles." - Barbara Le Marrec
Chief Retail Officer,
Starbucks Coffee Japan
View: 'Cultural Training Sessions'
Lectures on culture by University Professors.
Host foreign guests
Exposure to cultural differences at home
Education in global opportunities
Short 'test' global asssingments
Manage a multi-country project
High potential student or Organisational candidate
Open to new experience
Willingness to travel
Existing language knowledge or willingness to learn
Competencies for success
Ability to learn from experience
How do Global Professionals Succeed?
Teacher and a Coach
1.Identify skills knowledge and abilities which need to be developed.
2. Design a plan to achieve goals
The Four T's
(Black, Morrison, Gregersen, 1998)
How do you enhance the effectiveness of international assignments?
Select the person carefully
Consider the person's family
Provide extensive training