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International Human Resource Management Repatriation

There are many topics covered by a repatriation program. As a IHRM, what do you believe the key factors in this program should be, why?

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According to www.culturesense.com (2010) repatriation programs enable the returning expatriate employees and their families to understand the psychological, cultural, workplace, and social issues involved in repatriation. According to Wikipedia.org (2010) repatriation is the process of returning a person back to one's place of origin or citizenship. The term, according to this site, might also refer to the process of converting a foreign currency into the currency of one's own country.

According to CultureSense International Inc. (2010) the return home often causes more difficulty than the adjustment that was made to the new culture. According to this site, this difficulty is caused by several factors, but the most important one is that the returnee is not expecting any difficulties in adjusting to a culture which is his or her own; this unforeseen difficulty manifests itself in what is called "reentry shock" or "reverse culture shock." According to this author, the ...

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Repatriation programs enable the returning expatriate employees and their families to understand the psychological, cultural, workplace, and social issues involved in repatriation; the return home often causes more difficulty than the adjustment that was made to the new culture; this unforseen difficulty manifests itself in what is called ''reentry shock"; reentry issues are mainly family issues that involve the adjustment of the spouse and children, and these issues include education and reentering the workplace.

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