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Chrm Message From: robin_hood Total Posts: 18 Join Date: 23/09/2006
Rank: Executive Post Date: 05/04/2007 11:51:49 Points: 90 Location: United States

Dear All

I have a query regarding the future of International HR in India.

If someone is working on International HR( that is handling all HR issues, payroll, employee grievances etc. for employees based in outside countries like US, Canada and/or UK) sitting here in India, Is there any future in it ... What can be his or her career growth path. In which all companies can we find the opportunities in International HR.

I would be looking forward to replies. please treat it as urgent and reply as soon as possible.

Thanks in anticipation.

Awaiting for an earliest response.


Chrm Message From: tesmian Total Posts: 63 Join Date: 23/09/2006  
Rank: Manager Post Date: 05/04/2007 11:58:10 Points: 315 Location: United States

International HR in India is not that promising. Predominantly, Int'l HR is more prevalant in IT companies. Though most companies are MNC, the HR issues or greivances are solved at the on-site itself. May be the initial assistance would be from India.

Yes...from the training (like cross-cultural, language etc)and the compensation perspectives (per diem allowances, tax calculations) ....International HR has a lot of scope.

Regarding career path i am not sure about the growth as such. But....International HR is a very interesting subject.

Members handling International HR, kindly give your comments....


Chrm Message From: bish-noi Total Posts: 30 Join Date: 23/09/2006  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 07/04/2007 01:20:04 Points: 150 Location: United States

With the growing global market in India, there is tremendous scope for International HR practioners. As I look at it I find Managing Multi culture or Cultural diversity will be the core issues in future that International HR deal with. What are your views??



Chrm Message From: tiwarirekha Total Posts: 24 Join Date: 23/09/2006  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 07/04/2007 01:22:24 Points: 120 Location: United States

Hi Friends,

I am quite delighted to note you have asked an interesting and a pertinant question. I think I am equiped enough to answer your query because I am handling such job, for my client spread across 27 countries. I am in thisrole for the past 2.5 yrs after spending 10 yrs in the field of HR for engg, processing and banking companies. Believe me, today I am different person and my understading of HR is much wider. This journey is tough, but the outcome is great.

Let me list down "some" of my learning:
1. Appreciating cultural diversity.
2. Clear understanding of what business expects out of HR to add value for them.
3. Coming out with some creative solutions for complex problem.
4. Excellent international network
5. Access to some of the truly world class HR practise and process
6. The importance of adhering to process
7. Critcality of turn-around-time and accuracy

The list can go on. When I was in the process of building my team, I was shocked to see many HR professionals were not willing to take up this challenge. Mind set is also very critical.

Therefore do not hesitate to take up such assingment. To me the future looks bright. At one stage, not far away, there will be good demand for such talents.

To conclude if you want life to be spicy, try something different.

Warm Regards

Rekha T

Chrm Message From: ankur.shah Total Posts: 33 Join Date: 23/09/2006  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 07/04/2007 01:24:18 Points: 165 Location: United States

I definitely agree with your perspective.

Interestingly, managing multi-culture or cultural diversity IS THE CORE ISSUE today. On such cases, I feel that cross-cultural training plays a vital role in this context.

Infact, I remember reading an article few days before.....which was talking about some tips when employees are in on-site. This article tells an example of how important it is to think a lot before communicating to a foreigner.

"Can I make a move?" may mean a person is leaving for the day in Indian context. Where as in US its completely different.

Awareness sould be brought in to these small things, which would make a big difference to an employee stay during on-site.

More comments invited !!

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