Staffing and developing the multinational workforce
This chapter provides a broad discussion of issues and challenges related to staffing and developing a multinational workforce (MWF) in North American MNEs. It discusses the several types of employees that form an MWF: parent country nationals (PCNs), host country nationals (HCNs), and third country nationals (TCNs). The chapter describes major issues and challenges that have emerged regarding how MNEs staff and develop the MWF. The discussion of staffing included applicant attraction to MNEs and job choice processes, willingness to accept a foreign assignment, and criteria an MNE uses to select its international employees. The chapter discusses the several types of employees that form a multinational workforce (MWF). It describes major issues and challenges that have emerged in recent years regarding how MNEs staff and develop the MWF. The chapter provides a number of guidelines that organizations can follow to improve the selection and development of the MWF. It lists some specific guidelines mentioned.