Thursday, June 28, 2012

Workforce, June 22, 2012, Friday


June 22, 2012, Friday

Workforce (full article)

Going Places: Global Relocation Rebounds

Although overall overseas postings are on the rise, Cornell University's Chris Collins believes it's a short-term phenomenon. As companies expand internationally, he expects they'll cultivate leaders from within the ranks of in-country employees, leading to fewer expatriate assignments in the long run.

"The contradiction to that is that companies are trying to create leaders who can think globally, so they'll selectively move high potential talent or future leaders into global assignments to give them global exposure," says Collins, who runs the university's Center for Advanced Human Resources Studies.