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HR International Environment

Knowledge of legal and HR requirements affecting international personnel practices and ability to perform those practices within legal requirements.

Behavior Statements

Proficiency Level 1 - Basic understanding

Identifies the differences between local, regional and international benefits plans.

Documents the components of compensation and bonus structures.

Locates required information for relocation packages.

Identifies organizational policies regarding length of stay, travel, etc.

Proficiency Level 2 - Working experience

Processes charge-backs, temporary housing, or travel expense forms using proper procedures.

Implements specific emigration-immigration process requirements.

Performs local procedures and processes paperwork to obtain work visas.

Adheres to tax implications and organizational costs pertaining to the hiring of expatriates.

Distributes documentation requirements for specific forms and applications.

Proficiency Level 3 - Extensive experience

Advises on documentation and legal requirements for various visas.

Evaluates major changes in local and regional laws affecting multi-national organizations.

Advises on the organization's practices regarding international policies.

Determines procedures for applying for and obtaining different types of visas.

Compares and contrasts the nature of different types of visas in terms of their eligibility, duration and cost.

Educates employees on the cultural norms and customs of countries to be visited.

Proficiency Level 4 - Subject matter depth and breadth

Establishes the immigration process and anticipates requirements needed to expedite the process.

Leads recruiting programs in foreign countries and promotes awareness of hiring practices.

Leads discussions on the international work environment including culture, policies, benefits, etc.

Directs policies and best practices regarding the hiring of expatriates versus local candidates.

Consults on local laws regarding hiring and firing regulations for each country and region.

Creates an efficient recruitment program within the company for hiring expatriates.

Interview Questions

  • Tell me about any challenges you have encountered in extending the HR function internationally. How were they resolved?
  • Tell me about your greatest success as an international HR practitioner.
  • How do you source and recruit for international positions if your HR is located remotely?
  • To what degree would you say that you have been exposed to an international environment? What was your role?
  • What documents do you need to prepare for an overseas working visa application?

Titles with Shared Competencies