Cross Cul­tural so­cial train­ing

The HR Digest - - Training & Development -

The role of the HR man­ager in­volved in ex­pa­tri­ate train­ing is to help them go through cover­age of la­bor re­la­tions laws in the coun­try, as well as ef­fec­tive lead­er­ship styles in the new cul­ture. The ex­pa­tri­ate must learn about hir­ing prac­tices, pro­duc­tiv­ity stan­dards, dis­ci­plinary meth­ods as well as lo­cal laws and reg­u­la­tions in the said coun­try. In ad­di­tion, the HR man­ager must re­search and cover im­por­tant top­ics that can af­fect the over­all per­for­mance of the ex­pa­tri­ate.

For in­stance, in cer­tain coun­tries it is cus­tom­ary to get to know po­ten­tial cus­tomers be­fore build­ing a busi­ness re­la­tion­ship with them. In many coun­tries, one does not ap­proach the top man­age­ment in an or­ga­ni­za­tion to dis­cuss a busi­ness deal. The busi­ness con­ver­sa­tion is al­ways han­dled by lower level man­agers.

se­cu­rity train­ing

Due to in­creased po­lit­i­cal ten­sions across the globe, the HR depart­ment must ad­dress se­cu­rity is­sues. The ex­pa­tri­ate should learn about what lo­cal con­di­tions could af­fect them and their fam­ily. HR man­agers should ad­dress is­sues such as the like­li­hood of kid­nap­ping and ter­ror­ism, as well as the im­pli­ca­tions of be­ing ar­rested by lo­cal au­thor­i­ties.

You must also en­sure you’ve in­cluded spouses in to some of the train­ing. For in­stance, a large per­cent­age of ex­pa­tri­ate as­sign­ments re­main largely un­suc­cess­ful be­cause the wife or hus­band is not happy in the new coun­try.

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