Today’s work environment is increasingly global, which means that companies need to prepare themselves to address the challenges and pitfalls when recruiting foreigners or when sending staff overseas.
This program will discuss the importance of an internationally astute workforce and how companies can prepare themselves and develop a comprehensive internationalization strategy for recruitment and personnel development.
• Importance of having an internationally competent and experienced staff, and of building an internationally versatile workforce
>> The value of an international experience and the different types of experiences (short-term, long-term, “permanent” move)
>> Managing an international workforce & different sets of expectations/work styles
>> What is a true international leadership style?
• The Before: preparing for an overseas transfer or assignment
>> What is necessary for success?: Proper preparation for international assignments
>> Clear goal setting and alignment as the tool to success
• The Arrival: immediate adjustment in a new country, culture, and work culture
>> How to deal with culture shock
>> How to onboard international staff and to prepare send offs
>> The importance of a happy spouse
• After Adjusting: integrating international staff into the local office, team, and culture -- making the most of an international assignment
>> How to integrate expats into the local team and the local community
>> Optimizing individual performance in unknown territory.
• Heading Home: repatriation and reverse culture shock
>> Thinking about and planning for repatriation well in advance of the return
• Lena Beck, CEO, Beck Global Consulting
• Pieter Puijpe, Managing Director & Co-Head of Structured Finance, ING Americas, New York.
• Melissa R. Taylor, Mobility talent management Americas Talent Team, Ernst & Young LLP
• Mark Overmann, VP External Affairs, InterExchange (moderator)