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Unit details

  • Specialist unit
  • Level 5
  • 6 credits

What will you learn

You will examine contextual factors in relation to managing people from an international perspective and assess the drivers and benefits of employment in an international context. You will explain convergent and divergent approaches to policy and practice and learn about the factors relevant in selecting and resourcing, as well as the challenges and cultural differences to consider. Additionally, you will evaluate the reasons expatriates are used for international working and the formation of appropriate policies and processes for selecting, preparing and managing overseas repatriation.

This unit is suitable for persons who:

  • are aspiring to, or embarking on, a career in people management

  • are working in a people practice role and wish to contribute their knowledge and skills to help shape organisational value

  • are working towards or working in a people manager role

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit, learners will:

  • Understand people practice from an international perspective.

  • Understand the challenges of people practice in an international context.

  • Understand the importance of people practice in an international context.

  • Understand the process and benefits of managing expatriates.


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