For cutting-edge administrators, an abroad posting has for some time been a soul changing experience, giving open doors not accessible in their local nations and experience that can be important to their organizations both amid the task and after their arrival home. How has the Great Recession influenced this equation? HBR talked with the top HR administrators at four multinationals about how their organizations are adjusting worldwide assignments to meet the requests of an evolving world. Siegfried Russwurm, of Siemens, discusses the need to enlist laborers who will truly draw in with their new culture-specialists with the limit with respect to genuinely worldwide considering. CEMEX's Luis Hern ndez talks about individual and expert variables that can represent the deciding moment an abroad task. In a similar vein, Keumyong Chung portrays measures that Samsung has taken to diminish disappointments, including preassignment preparing of different sorts. Today's economy is inciting reductions in some worldwide projects, yet the news is not all terrible: For instance, at Walmart, as Susan Chambers relates, another accentuation on innovative, shorter-term assignments is permitting more individuals (counting more ladies) to get worldwide experience without the major evacuating of a customary expat task. It is additionally helping them get that experience prior in their vocations when it can be of greatest advantage to the representative and the organization alike.
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