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    Expatriates and Different Approaches to International Staffing

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    India and the United Kingdom

    Please provide a list of advantages and disadvantages of hiring expatriate employees from outside your firm rather than transferring existing employees to expatriate positions.

    Cultural training for expatriates

    List as many different approaches to international staffing that you know. Provide reasons why you might find the ethnocentric method to be an advantage for your firm?

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    Advantages of hiring expatriates

    They know the language
    They know slang/jargon of fellow employees
    They know customs of country the company came from
    They know more than the recently transferred ones do about new host country's customs, cultures, mores and traditions
    Because of the above mentioned information they can act as a liaison between England and India

    Disadvantage of hiring expatriates

    May have forgotten some of host country's traditions and mores/norms
    May not be ...

    Solution Summary

    Expatriates and different approaches to international staffing is examined. The different approaches to international staffing is determined.