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Expatriate Managers Selection Process

What kind of screening process will you use to identify those with the "right stuff" to serve overseas? From that pool, how would you select the right candidate to send?

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What kind of screening process will you use to identify those with the "right stuff" to serve overseas? From that pool, how would you select the right candidate to send? 


It is estimated that between 16 and 40 percent of all American employees sent abroad to developed countries will return early. Almost 70 percent of employees return early from developing countries (Caligiuri, 1997). The main reasons cited are the inability of the spouse to adjust, the inability of the employee to adjust, other family problems or the manager's personal or emotional maturity. It is important for an organization to carefully identify those employees with the "right stuff" to succeed overseas. Research has determined "45 percent of the variance in job performance was accounted for by intercultural adjustment" (Tucker, 2010).

An organization should first consider the employees interested in overseas assignments and the nature of the assignment in considering the pool of candidates. It would be foolish to waste time evaluating those employees not ...

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This detailed solution discusses a screening process to use to identify the best candidates to send overseas. Includes APA formatted references. Includes APA formatted references.

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