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THE PROS AND CONS OF HIRING

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The Pros and Cons of Hiring Locals Over Expatriates

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When expanding or starting a new company internationally, one of the most crucial steps is deciding who to designate in charge of foreign operations. Should you send an expatriate overseas or should you hire a local? Every situation is unique, but there are many pros and cons for either strategy.

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The Pros and Cons of Hiring Locals Over Expatriates

  1. 1. THE PROS AND CONS OF HIRING Deep knowledge of the local culture and business practices Local managers are already fluent in the local language and adept at managing people according to localuses Cost much less than expats Encourages diversity within its global ranks Expat will be able to uphold the same home country standards of business operations in a foreign country Be able to share technical knowledge with other operations Can gain more knowledge and better understanding of the foreign markets lEeii‘efc«fi‘itStaffi n g There may be a limited pool of people that has the necessary job skills Employees are less likely to understand the company's values and common practices tiny” Hiring an expat cost the company up to 2-3 times more than hiring a local. Costs often include: - normal salary ~ hardship. relocation, tax, - housing. and transportation allowances - airfare and annual trips home - visas international schooling for children - health insurance - language and cultural training for family - associated costs for returning home Foreign Staffing, Inc, is a global leader in Multilingual, lntemational Stalfirlg and Recruiting anywhere in the world. With over 20 years of lntemational business experience, the company has become more than just a staffing finn. It can also provide and administer foreign assessments ‘J GO GLOBAL WITH CONFIDENCE for employees in 25 languages, foreign background checks, foreign language testing, foreign clfiural and language training. visa/ immigration and foreign relocation services. Foreign Staffing, lnc, also offers foreign virtual assistants, foreign debt collections, foreign marketing automation and foreign energy recruiting. it can also assist with global payroll outsourcing in over 150 countries. Call 1-855-JOB-GLOBAL or Email us at stafflng@forelgnstafflng. com or visit us at www. foreIgnstaffing. oorn.

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