Dr Rob Feltham outlines the steps you should consider when looking to roll out a global assessment process and get your hands on that global talent management.
Clare Short, the former cabinet minister responsible for international development in the Blair government, once commented: "People have accused me of being in favour of globalisation. This is equivalent to accusing me of being in favour of the sun rising in the morning."
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As Short illustrated, while there will always be those who dispute the merits of globalisation, it is a fact of life. Corporate brands such as the BBC, Microsoft and McDonald's are recognised in all corners of the world, and it is common for major organisations to have operations in 50 countries or more.
Many of the traditional legislative barriers to international job mobility have been removed and individuals are increasingly willing to relocate to new countries as they go in search of international experience and career advancement. Add in to this mix the fact that skills shortages in developed economies such as the UK are causing employers to search for talent overseas, and it becomes clear that we are now living in an age when cross-border recruitment and flexible international deployment of staff is more prevalent than ever before.
Recognising the opportunities and challenges presented by the forces of globalisation, employers are increasingly seeking to roll out uniform international assessment and development programmes to ensure that they secure their share of the top talent avail