Impact of Cultural Variations On International Recruitment and Selection Methods (with prospective of financial organizations) Presenters and Task Assigned
Umair Bajwa (Cultural Variations)
Salman Farooq (International Recruitment and Selection)
Ene Onyinyechukwu (Key Challenges and Action Plan)
Aleksandrs Golubev (Implementation and Strategic Planning)
Cultural Variations " Culture is more often a source of conflict than of synergy. Cultural differences are a nuisance at best and often a disaster."Prof. Geert Hofstede, Emeritus Professor, Maastricht University.
Example for cultural variations
When negotiating in Western countries, the objective is to work toward a target of mutual understanding and agreement and 'shake-hands' when that agreement is reached - a cultural signal of the end of negotiations and the start of 'working together'.
In Middle Eastern countries much negotiation takes place leading into the 'agreement', signified by shaking hands. However, the deal is not complete in the Middle Eastern culture. In fact, it is a cultural sign that 'serious' negotiations are just beginning.
Five Cultural Dimensions by Hofstede
Recruitment and Selection Methods
The overall aim of the recruitment and selection process should be to obtain at minimum cost the number and quality of employees required to satisfy the human resource needs of the company. The three stages of recruitment and selection are:
Defining requirements- preparing job description and specifications; deciding terms and conditions of employment; Attracting candidates- reviewing and evaluating alternative sources of applicants inside and outside the company, advertising, using agencies and consultants; Selecting candidates- shifting applications, interviewing, testing, assessing candidates, assessment centre's, offering employment, obtaining references; preparing contracts of employment.
Comparative Study Of Recruitment and Selection Methods Western financial company prospective Job Analysis Assessments' Job Description Leading towards Selection Interviews Personality Tests Sources References and Relevant Experience Advertisement
Comparative Study Of Recruitment and Selection Methods Eastern financial company prospective Referrals Job Analysis Interviews Job Description Leading toward Selection Sources / Print Media Discriminatory Elements Assessment and Testing Advertisement
Comparative Study Of Recruitment and Selection Methods Example In Pakistan
Comparative Study Of Recruitment and Selection Methods Example In United kingdom
Key Challenges in Global Recruitment and selection Cost Advertising cost External recruiting agencies Hiring cost Cost of labour turn over Time factor Improper job evaluation Incomplete job description Improper person specification
Key Challenges in Global Recruitment and selection Discrimination Gender Ethnicity and Religion Age Technology
HRM Strategy & Implementation Recruitment and Selection process success depends on company ability to adjust to local conditions or particular region. HRM practices in Egypt: the influence of national context investigate problem of culture influence. Adoption of practices consistent with the traditions of the socio-cultural context should be implemented.(Leat, EL-Kot, 2008).
HRM Strategy & Implementation External forces and pressures can influence selection & recruitment process Candidate Recruitment and Selection in Latin America (Siavelis, Morgetstern, 2008) demonstrates developing economies governments often have its stake of interest, therefore, may apply pressure by enforcing strict rules.
HRM Strategy & Implementation Government rules may require foreign company to recruit and select from localcandidate pool which lacks relevant skills. On the other hand, recruiting and selecting from local labour assists in positioning foreign company as local and helps to build trust among community. Moreover, recruitment patterns in the republic of Korea indicate foreign businesses tend to recruit workers who possess local context knowledge. ( Lovell, Lee, Hui Sok, 2007).
HRM Strategy & Implementation Recruitment approaches differ geographically E-recruitment, website recruitment is less effective in developing countries because people less experienced at dealing with technology. However e-recruitment, professional agencies and associations approaches tend to dominate within the developed economies.
HRM Strategy & Implementation Techniques for Financial Organisation which assist in creating valid and reliable assessment Ability Test ( general IQ, computer knowledge) Valid and reliable assessment can be achieved through open interviews. Perform credit check, criminal record check if possible
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