Cross Cultural social training
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.
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.