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IHRM: Selection criteria for expatriate managers for hotels

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As an IHRM director working in a centralized IHRM department, what selection criteria would you utilize to select expatriate managers for your hotels? Tell why you would utilize this selection criteria.

Dowling, P., Festing, M. and Engle, A. (2009). International human resource management, (5th ed.). Mason, OH: South-Western Cengage Learning. and please just let me know what area a pages we used.


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From Chapter 5 / selection process /start you're research on page 110

The selection criteria that should be used to select the expatriate managers for the hotels should be based on the following:

Job Skills - Technical competency is important, however the selection process also needs to focus on the managers overall management skills and administrative skills as these will be instrumental tools in helping them find success in the host country.

Motivation - How motivated the potential candidate is and what is ...

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The basis for using these criteria for the hotel manager selection is based on search criteria that focuses first on the technical but then adds the personal aspects to ensure a good fundamentally sound fit for the position is chosen. The costs associated with expat moves and their family's is very high so therefore, the selection criteria is focused on making the best possible decision that offers the highest likelihood for success in the international hotels (Dowling, Festing, & Engle, 2009).