Training and Maintaining International Employees

Learning Objective 3

  • Discuss the basics of an effective employee repatriation program.

Orienting and Training Employees on International Assignment

When it comes to the orientation and training required for expatriate success overseas, the practices of most U.S. employers reflect more talk than substance. Executives tend to agree that international assignees do best when they receive the special training (in things like language and culture) that they require. Fewer actually provide it.

Many vendors offer packaged cross-cultural predeparture training programs. Most programs use lectures, simulations, videos, and readings. One program aims to provide the trainee with (1) the basics of the ...

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