When an organization opens facilities in foreign locations, many decisions must be carefully considered and confirmed to ensure that the firm’s overall strategy is reflected in staffing policy. Part of the development of policy will involve familiarization with the foreign country’s legal requirements regarding considerations such as remuneration and work environment. Another area that requires attention is creating an environment where the corporate culture established at headquarters in the host country can be successfully introduced and supported in the subsidiary location. In this assignment, you will have the opportunity to apply research to recommend a course of action for a given business scenario.
Scenario: As owner of a U.S. based coffee distributor, you have recently acquired a competing coffee processing facility based in another country (use the country you chose for your Units 3, 5, and 7 Journals). There is a very small existing staff, but you need to expand operation rapidly, which will require hiring more employees. After completing some research about how cultural and legal differences might impact HRM in this nation, you must recommend to your management team as to what approach the company should take to staff this growing facility.
For this assignment, use the reading in Chapter 17 of the course text, research from your Unit 3 and 5 Journals, and any additional relevant sources to develop an informative essay addressing the checklist items below.
Identify two areas where differences between the U.S and your selected country in terms of legal requirements might impact your HRM approach.
Specify two areas where differences between the U.S and your selected country in terms of cultural norms might impact your HRM approach.
Explain the three forms of global staffing policy (i.e., ethnocentric, polycentric, geocentric).
Note one advantage and one disadvantage to each form of global staffing policy.
Describe how differences in the legal requirements and cultural norms in this country would factor into your recommendation for a staffing policy.
Summarize your final staffing approach recommendation to your management team. Include support to detail why this approach is most appropriate in your selected country.
Utilize at least three external sources as part of your research. Sources might include your textbook, a website recommended in a past journal, discussion, or assignment, or any other academically credible resource found in the university library. Only sources cited within the body of the paper should be included in the reference list.
Your informative essay should be a minimum of 500 words and include a title page, introduction, main body, conclusion, and APA-formatted reference list. For assistance writing a paper or formatting a reference list in APA format, please see the “Academic Writer” link under “Academic Tools.