Colgate- Palmolive: Managing International Careers


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

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Colgate- Palmolive: Managing International Careers

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