International Hr Best Practice Tips

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International HR Best Practice Tips: Spring 2010
Dee Birschel. Benefits Quarterly. Brookfield: Third Quarter 2010. Vol. 26, Iss. 3; pg. 61, 1 pgs

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Global companies must always attend to local jurisdictional laws and regulations. HR should initiate charitable activities to benefit regions hit by major disasters only after checking local laws about payroll deductions, tax deductions, consent rules and consultation with employee representatives. Any global compensation strategies must pass review under local pay discrimination laws for protected group, gender, job category and specific country rules. Waivers associated with severance payments
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It also provides a framework for incorporating both the control aspects (integration and responsiveness) identified in the earlier literature on MNCs and the process emphasis of more recent studies ([6] Birkinshaw, 2000; [19] Edwards and Ferner, 2004). Nevertheless, there are some problems with the transnational concept, since the boundaries between different configurations of MNCs (global, multidomestic, international) overlap. However, the network aspects of transnational corporations encourage flexibility, responsiveness and innovation ([4] Bartlett and Ghoshal, 2002, [5] 2003). It is the origin of ideas and the quality of the communication process that leads to what is being integrated across borders and that distinguishes the two types. Therefore, without looking at processes we cannot clearly identify transnationals, or distinguish them from other configurations.
[3] Bartlett and Ghoshal (1989, p. 71) advocate mechanisms to build transnational human resource management (THRM), "[A] fundamental prerequisite for the normative integration a transnational seeks is a sophisticated HRM system. The transnational uses systems of recruitment, training and development and career path management to help individuals to cope with its diversity and complexity". Accordingly, they argue that the role of THRM policies and
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