Table of Content
Elements to be considered for Expatriation 3
Need for Expatriation 5
Benefits of Expatriation 5
Drawbacks of Expatriation 6
Reasons for Failure of Expatriate 7
How to Prevent Failure of Expatriation 7
Expatriate appointments or expatriation of employees refers to the transfer of employees of an organisation from one country to another. An expatriate employee is one who is working for the same organisation but in a different country. Organisations nowadays send their employees from one country to another in order to be able to successfully function and operate internationally. The employees that are sent from one country to another have to adjust according to the culture at their new workplace. Usually employees that are sent to a country that has a totally different culture, find it difficult to adjust and thus go through a cultural shock. Due to globalisation it is a necessity for organisations to operate internationally and thus the organisations need to send their employees to various other countries that have a totally different culture to the one that the employee belongs. In the effort to succeed and compete internationally, organisations ignore the impact of expatriation on the employee. This paper discusses the problems faced by expatriate employees and the elements and factors that need to be considered while sending an employee to a different country and work culture. The paper also discusses the advantages and drawbacks of expatriation. Furthermore the paper looks into the problems or failures of expatriation and how they can be resolved. The paper also discusses repatriation and the reasons for repatriation. Viewpoints of various authors are discussed...