International Staffing Strategies

“Cultural assimilation teaches the culture’s values,
attitudes, manners, and customs. So-called guerrilla linguistics, which
involves learning some phrases in the local language, is often used at this
stage. It also typically includes role-play exercises where the trainee
responds to a specific situation to be evaluated by a team of judges. This
method is often used when someone is given little notice of a short stay abroad
and wishes to take a crash course in social and business etiquette and
communication.” (Menipaz, International Business, Chapter 12, Sage Publications)

Sensitivity training teaches people to be considerate and
understanding of other people’s feelings and emotions. It gets the trainee
“under the skin” of the local people.

Respond to the following:

– Discuss the special and important skills any employee
would need in order to be considered as an employee for a large corporation.
Include training and development that follows once the employee is hired and
the international staffing policy, including Ethnocentric and Polycentric