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Colgate- Palmolive: Managing International Careers


A Presentation on the HRM policies adopted by Colgate Palmolive for its International Assignment Policy

A Presentation on the HRM policies adopted by Colgate Palmolive for its International Assignment Policy

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  • 1. Colgate - Palmolive
    Managing International Careers
    Group 10
    Charu, Girish, Sid, Suren, Tajan
  • 2. Agenda
    • About Colgate
    • 3. Company Progress
    • 4. Case facts
    • 5. Acquisitions & Other Stats
    • 6. Strategy changes
    • 7. Employees Speak (Video)
    • 8. Colgate Since 1992
    • 9. Current Policy and Program
    • 10. Key Questions
  • CEO Speaks: Chairman’s Shareholders Address
  • 11. Company Progress till 1990’s
  • 12. Case Facts (from early 1980’s)
    Some Key Points:
    Developing products at home
    Recruitment Process
    Recruit Training Program
    Diverse mix of managers in teams
  • 13. ….Continue
    “An international operating assignment outside your home country is mandatory before General Management“
    - Brochure describing Marketing careers
    American manager - annual salary of $100,000 - an expatriate assignment costs $150,000 to $400,000
    Changing attitude towards International assignments
    Issues pertaining to subsidiaries
    Issues pertaining to rotation
    Willingness of the family to relocate
    Culture Shock/ Alignment
    Cost of Living
    Tax laws in the chosen country
    Political and Security situation in the country of choice
    Diseases Prevalent and Precautions
    Legal documentation for travel
  • 14. Colgate Since 1992…
  • 15. Colgate Employee Stats
  • 16. Colgate Sales Figures
  • 17. Sales: 1992
    Sales: 2008
  • 18. Colgate Since 1992…
  • 19. Employee’s Speak Video from Colgate website
  • 20. Colgate Since 1992…
    Current Management Training Program (1 Year)
    4 months on-site at one of Colgate's Customer Development offices across the country
    5 months at Colgate headquarters in New York City as part of the US Marketing Brand Team
    3 months at Colgate headquarters in New York City or Topeka as part of the Global Business Development team including travel to one location outside the US and working with Colgate offices around the world.
  • 21. Current International Assignment Policy
    • Leveraging Technology
    • 22. Spouse Assistance Program with the following key features:
    • 23. Cultural training for spouse and family
    • 24. Spouse reimbursement Account
    • 25. Tuition reimbursement
    • 26. Helping the spouse get a work permit
    • 27. Networking Assistance to help the spouse get a job
    • 28. Cross- Functional Teams
    • 29. Simulation and Case Study based learning
    • 30. Global best practice sharing
    • 31. Special Projects- practical applications based on real world experiences
  • Key Questions
    • What is the effectiveness of the revamped management training program in terms of its strategic objectives?
    • 32. What are the news problems related to the International Assignment Policy?
    • 33. How effective is the Spouse Assistance Program?
  • For a Deadly Smile
    Thank You