International Assignment – A Motivational Tool

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If an employee perceives future career advancement, they will be grateful for the opportunity to  gain management skills and are more likely to retain employment. This also affects their level of organizational identification.
 

Today, a lot of job dissatisfaction comes from boredom. Human Resources have started a unique HR Tool to help motivate employees. HR has started deploying employees for short-term international assignments. International assignments are used for positive employee engagement. As a result, employment retention has increased.   

 HR resorts to international assignments for a few reasons. One reason is to fill a position in a foreign place due to the lack of skilled local personal.  This shows that the company trusts the employees ability to carry out the company’s interest. This can contribute to a great sense of organizational identification. Instead of being  locally representing the company, you are now an internationally identifier for the company.

Knowledge transfer is another reason. You are now a bridge between the headquarters and the local office.

HR also uses international assignments for management development purposes. Sometimes, international assignments provide specific managerial and technical skills not available locally.  If an employee perceives future career advancement, they will be grateful for the opportunity to  gain management skills and are more likely to retain employment. This also affects their level of organizational identification.
 
International assignments teach employees about different culture, working styles and sometimes a new language. Many employees are appreciative of being given the opportunity to explore different parts of the world. This motivates them to be a positive global representative of the company. Plus, most employees believe global career prospects are more appealing than local prospects.