1ssessment item 2
Essay: Cross Cultural Differences
Due date: 01-Sep-2017
Return date: 22-Sep-2017
Length: 1500 words (+/-10%)
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It has been argued that the same HR practices may not produce the same results in different cultural contexts. Based on this idea, choose TWO of the following HR practices and explain how cultural differences may have an impact.
• Performance appraisal
• Recruitment and selection
• Occupational Health and Safety
• Career management
• Staff induction
Support your discussion with at least 10 academic references. Additionally, you may use examples, newspapers articles, company reports, and cases to support your answer.
The aim of this assignment is to enable you to demonstrate your understanding of challenges companies face in the realm of International HRM. This essay also enables you to apply the knowledge and skills you gain in the subject to real life issues in the work environment. When preparing this Essay, we hope that you will be able to:
• compare and contrast approaches to international human resource management practice,
• reflect, contrast and critically evaluate the differences and similarities in human resource management practices among different cultures,
• examine and justify criteria for selecting, preparing, managing and repatriating international managers.