Accession Number : ADA304715

Title :   Toward the Borderless Career: Corporate Hiring in the '90s,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Bikson, Tora K. ; Law, Sally A.

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : This paper discusses the hiring of entry-level employees from the U.S. labor market for jobs outside the United States. Two major problems of hiring such employees are discussed in depth: lack of skills necessary for cross culture; and the inability to speak a foreign language fluently. Comparisons between the U.S. and international workers are discussed: many international corporations are sending the message that they are hiring workers who have been culturally exposed and who are culturally aware. Also, lack of communication between universities and international corporations is discussed. Career placement offices across U.S. universities say they are not being well-informed and trained on the recruiting needs of international corporations, so more and more culturally untrained workers are entering the international labor markets.

Descriptors :   *CROSS CULTURE(SOCIOLOGY), *CAREERS, *PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT, REQUIREMENTS, REPRINTS, GLOBAL, COMPETITION, DECISION MAKING, CORPORATIONS, HUMAN RESOURCES, EMPLOYMENT, JOB TRAINING, ECONOMICS, EXPOSURE(GENERAL), RECRUITING, PROBLEM SOLVING, KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, UNIVERSITIES, INTERNATIONAL, LABOR MARKETS, PERSONNEL SELECTION, PERSONNEL RETENTION, JOB ANALYSIS, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), FOREIGN LANGUAGES.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE