The Advantages and Disadvantages of Hiring Locals over Expats

We are all aware that we live in a global community and that is a reality. For many HR professionals, it is becoming common to not only focus on a local workforce but also a global one.

Many HR network contributors have also shared their views about hiring international co-workers to help grow business and train new employees in a foreign country. In this article, let’s look at the other side of the coin: hiring locals over expats.

According to the Financial Times, an employee who is sent to live abroad for a set time period is called an expatriate employee. An expatriate is expected to relocate abroad, with or without family, for as short a period as six months to a year; typical expat assignments, usually, range from two to five years.

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