Today's global organizations operate at an extraordinary level of complexity. They not only contend with diverse languages, cultures, and political/legal situations, they must also deal with differences based on national boundaries, organizational size, product and services mix, functional specialization, and customer sets.
Going Global offers human resource professionals and I/O psychologists a comprehensive resource for meeting the challenges of the global work environment. Edited by Kyle Lundby, along with Jeff Jolton and a team of leading-edge practitioners, this comprehensive volume uses the employee lifecycle as an underlying framework and is organized into three sections:
Within each section, authors explore key cornerstones of I/O practice (e.g., selection, leadership development) applied to the global workplace.
Going Global outlines the best practices in the field and is filled with down-to-earth advice from those who have worked in the field. The book not only provides insightful analysis of such broad topics as what it means to be global and HR's strategic role in global organizations, it examines the undercurrent of culture and its pervasive influence on organizations and the people that comprise them. Going Global also contains valuable information on global employee attraction, selection, and retention strategies, as well as current thinking about intercultural competence training, work-family balance, and the expatriate experience.
Going Global doesn't offer a one-size-fits-all approach but rather includes many strategies and solutions that can apply to a wide variety of situations and organizations. Going Global offers firms a roadmap for creating a winning program for international success.