International human resources can be a complex and difficult area. Unprecedented political events and changes to the way we work, like , may be impacting your multinational organisation.Still, you must continue to focus on increasingly mobile talent and the integration of people management processes to make doing business at a global scale a success.
If your organisation has staff on international assignment, we are sure you are aware of the difficulties of managing expatriate employees. Assignment failure due to expatriate challenges settling in to their new home or role is estimated to be in the region of 25-40%, costing US companies an estimated $2 billion a year. This is a worrying statistic, but there are ways to mitigate failure. By providing thorough pre-departure training for potential expatriates so they can better anticipate the problems that may lie ahead and plan for success.