Global Staffing Strategies

Comprehensive Report on Global Staffing Strategies
University of Phoenix

    Staffing for a multinational company is a complex task made even more so by the more diverse environment present in host countries comprised of business, economic, political, legal, cultural implications, and the company's need for control. These factors influence the suitability, efficiency and management of human resources. Global mergers and acquisitions are often the drive for change in a company's strategy. Organizations that acquire a company abroad need to change the human resource policies to reflect the acquired company (Kottolli, 2006).
    A successful global human resource system should include all languages and relevant laws and regulations of each area. A compensation system, for example, must be localized to the extremely complex systems of employment, accounting, and taxation regulations that have developed over decades of business practice in host countries (Lermusi, 2003).
    The challenges facing us here at Sell Computer Company, United States' leading retailer of custom built computers, as we expand our business into India through the purchase of a local subsidiary, Jodhpur Computers, reflect the complexity of the above challenges. These challenges include the cultural and regulatory issues as well as staffing, and recruitment strategies employed by Sell including the recruitment and selection process of our business managers. We must adapt our organizational structure to local conditions as we expand into the India market and conduct a strategic audit of our human resources at Jodhpur Computers which shows the strategic alternatives and choices for the future.  
Industry and Country Identification
    Today’s market forecasts indicate that the current economic and political world power will shift toward China, Japan and India.  These countries are expected to challenge the centuries-old dominance of North America and Europe. The personal...