The purpose of this assignment is to understand the planning involved for selecting and recruiting expatriates. It can cost a company up to $400,000 for one expatriate who fails a foreign assignment. Selecting the right person to work and live in another country is critical to the success of the organization.
IBM is planning on sending three managers to its Zurich office, two to Madrid, and two to Tokyo. None of these individuals has any international experience. Using the readings, lecture, and your own scholarly research, complete an expatriate recruitment and selection plan for IBM. Address the following in your paper:
- What criteria would you use to select the seven managers expected to be assigned to Zurich, Madrid, and Tokyo?
- What are the differences of Zurich, Madrid, and Tokyo’s work culture?
- How do those work cultures differ from the United States?
- What incentives would you offer these managers as expatriates?
Use critical thinking to apply depth and breadth. Be concise and address recruiting and selecting expatriates with respect to the chosen locations. Go beyond description and restating the facts. This writing assignment is required to be completed in the standard APA format. Minimum 2 pages (not including title and reference pages). Abstract not required.