Monsanto's Repatriation

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Monsanto’s Repatriation Program Overview of Monsanto Monsanto is a multinational agricultural biotechnology company headquartered in Creve Coeur, Missouri. It was founded in 1901 in nearby St. Louis by John Francis Queeney and named after his wife’s maiden name. It is the world’s largest producer of the herbicide glyphosate which is found in “Roundup” and other similar pesticide products. Monsanto is also the second largest producer of genetically engineered seeds and provides nearly half of all these seeds used in the United States. Agracetus, a research and development campus owned by Monsanto, exclusively produces soybean seed for the commercial market. As well as genetically engineered seeds, Monsanto has introduced bovine growth…show more content…
Therefore, it is in the best interest of the firm to provide the employee with the necessary tools to support his or her reintegration. Furthermore, repatriation programs include the opportunity to discuss the employee’s role once he or she returns. Communicating to the employee the multitude of corporate changes that have taken place in regard to policies, titles, projects, teams and general corporate structure while he or she has been away is an important way to be sure the employee is aware of how they will fit back into their domestic corporate environment. It would be easy to see how an employee might feel that because so many changes have taken place that perhaps a suitable position might not exist for him upon return. Keeping the employee abreast of all changes is an important way to alleviate the stress of returning to his or her home country. On a professional level, repatriation programs help global firms to build a strong unifying culture. By recognizing the employee’s experience abroad the firm at large gains from the foreign knowledge and perspective of the country of which they are partnered. This sharing of experience allows the company to learn, appreciate and integrate the firm’s multi-national staff members. In addition, repatriation programs allow the returning employee to share the knowledge they acquired while overseas in order to
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