Assignment Overview:

In this assignment, your critical-thinking skills will be assessed. The critical-thinking rubric will be useful for this purpose. In HRM401, they were assessed at the “introduced” level. In this course, HRM402, critical-thinking skills will be assessed at the “reinforced” level. Finally, in HRM403, your critical-thinking skills will be assessed at the “emphasized” level. The grading rubric for critical thinking at the undergraduate level has been developed to measure student success in meeting the HRM403 Case 3 expectations. Rubrics for the other two courses are included in their respective assignments.

Please view and read the following required materials:

Fee, A., & Michailova, S. (2019, September 2). How host organizations prepare for and learn from expatriate assignments. Thunderbird, 62(4), 329-342. Available in the Trident Online University.

Gregg Learning. (2020, April 5). Expatriate preparation [Video]. YouTube. YouTube Standard license.

Kerr, W. R. (2019). Chapter 1. Talent on the move (pp. 17-34; and Chapter 7. The new HR challenges (pp. 116-132). In The gift of global talent: how migration shapes business, economy & society. Stanford Business Books. Available in the Trident Online Library EBSCO eBook Collection.

Case Assignment:

To complete this assignment, you will first need to view the Gregg Learning (2020) video, read Chapter 1 of the Kerr (2019) textbook, and read the Fee and Michailova (2019) article about how organizations prepare for expats to return home.

Next, find one additional reference found in the Trident Online Library related to the topic of international work assignment, repatriation, or resolving employee issues with expats. Select an article that is about the experience of an actual employer, such as Hurco, IBM, Ford, or other MNC (multinational company).

You are now ready to respond to the following:

Summarize the key points identified by the author(s) of each of the required readings and the new article you bring to your list of references. Keep in mind the following questions as you prepare your submission:

What is the main theme of each reference?
What authority does the author use to present the information?
What surprised you in the material?
What is missing from the article that you feel should be a component of it?

Provide an introduction and a conclusion within your paper. Also cite sources and include a References page that includes at least one high-quality reference found in the Trident Online Library in addition to at least two of the three required readings for this assignment. Select “peer-reviewed” as a filter for results as well as a 3-year date range to obtain the most recent published articles.