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Expatriates: Preparing Employees for International Jobs

The original student question:

What steps should a company take to prepare employees for international assignments to help them succeed, and should the company also include spouses and family members in preparation for international assignments?
Why or why not?

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Organizations should have a multi-faceted plan in preparing employees for international assignments. The first phase should involve an in-depth meeting with the employee, to ensure a clear understanding of the assignment (expectations, timelines, how they will communicate with the home-base locale of the company, changes in pay and/or benefits and ...

Solution Summary

This solution is over 200 words and provides several practical recommendations of how to prepare an employee, and even their family, for an international job assignment.