Development and Implementation of a Successful Orientation Program for Self-Initiating Expatriate Employees

SHRM 2011 Annual Conference
This presentation provides a practical and workable orientation program for recruitment and/or organizational development units that onboard self-initiating expatriate employees.
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Track: International HR

Many employees today are choosing to seek employment outside of their home country and are being hired directly by foreign organizations. A properly constructed orientation program is critical in helping these employees adjust to their new work and cultural environments and should begin before they arrive in-country. This presentation will discuss the components and processes to be included in a successful two-part orientation program provided both pre- and post-departure for self-initiating expatriate employees.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm

Adrienne A. Isakovic, Ph.D.

Adrienne A.
Isakovic, Ph.D.
Adrienne A. Isakovic, Ph.D., has worked in the Middle East for almost 12 years in both government and private sector organizations. During her time in senior HR management roles she has had the challenge of creating three different Learning & Development and/or Organizational Development units from scratch. She is an active presenter, researcher, instructor, and mentor to fresh graduate employees and executive leaders alike. Her efforts at building and improving orientation/induction programs for new employees have resulted in an increase in customer satisfaction excellence ratings from 54% to over 80%. Adrienne’s research focuses on self-initiating expatriates, expatriate adjustment, and the psychological employment contract in the workplace.
LVCC N206-208
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Global Credit
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