Poor recruiting, selection, and training for overseas assignments can be very costly for a company. Research estimates are that “foreign assignment” failure rates exceed 25%. This is an area where HR can make a signification contribution to the success of an international firm.
To prepare for this discussion first watch the Guest Lecture by Jenny Castelino on Avoiding Assignment Failure.
Next, read the attached article entitled: 5 Main Reasons for Expatriate Failure
Identify what you feel are the two (2) most important reasons for difficulty or failure in overseas assignments. Why?
What steps in recruiting, selection, and/or training could a company take to help employees succeed?
Remember, in addition to your response, you need to react to, or comment on, the postings of at least two (2) others.