Cultural Agility Building a Pipeline of Successful Global Professionals

ISBN-10: 1118275071

ISBN-13: 9781118275078

Edition: 2012

Authors: Paula Caligiuri

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HR professionals′ guide to creating a culturally agile talent pipelineSucceeding in today′s global economy requires organizations to acquire, develop, and retain professionals who can operate effectively around the world, irrespective of country or culture. More than ever before, organizations need a pipeline of professionals who possess cultural agility, the ability to quickly, comfortably, and successfully work in cross–cultural and international environments. As the competition for culturally agile talent grows, meeting this critical human resource challenge requires highly effective, cutting–edge talent management practices. With step–by–step guidance and evidence of effectiveness, this book offers those critical practices—many which can be implemented today.Includes how–to details for implementing talent management practices to build a pipeline of cultural agile professionals in any organizationFeatures illustrative examples from a wide range of organizations, including the Peace Corps, the US Military, and many Fortune 500 companiesAllows access to the Cultural Agility Self–Assessment (CASA), an interactive online assessmentThis book is a must–have resource for human resource professionals and all business leaders who know that the key to their organizations′ success in today′s complex global economy is their culturally agile human talent.
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List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 9/4/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Introduction: The Basics of Cultural Agility
What is Cultural Agility-And Why is it so Crucial Today?
Cultural Agility: A Mega-Competency with Three Levels
The Need for Speed in Building a Pipeline of Culturally Agile Professionals
Barriers to Creating a Pipeline of Culturally Agile Professionals
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Who is Culturally Agile?
Three Cross-Cultural Competencies Affecting Culturally Agile Responses
The Cultural Agility Competency Framework: Twelve Key Competencies
How the Competencies Affecting Behavioral Responses Are Different
Competencies Affecting Behavioral Responses in Cross-Cultural Contexts
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Nine Cross-Cultural Competencies Affecting Success of Culturally Agile Professionals
Three Competencies Affecting Psychological Ease in Cross-Cultural Situations
Three Competencies Affecting Cross-Cultural Interactions
Three Competencies Affecting Global Business Decisions
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Attract and Select the Most Culturally Agile Talent
Attracting and Recruiting for Cultural Agility
Finding Culturally Agile Professionals
Attracting Culturally Agile Professionals
Creating the Employee Value Proposition for Culturally Agile Professionals
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Assessing And Selecting for Cultural Agility
R�sum� Screening
Foreign Language Assessment
Knowledge Assessment
Personality Assessment
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Train and Develop Culturally Agile Talent
Building The Foundation for Cultural Agility with Cross-Cultural Training
What to Include in a Cross-Cultural Training Program
Delivery Methods for Cross-Cultural Training
Language Training
Timing and Sequencing of Cross-Cultural Training
Readiness for Cross-Cultural Training
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Cross-Cultural Training
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Crafting Developmental Cross-Cultural Experiences to Increase Cultural Agility
How Cross-Cultural Experiences Become Developmental
Suggestions for Developmental Cross-Cultural Experiences
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Developing Cultural Agility through International Assignments
International Assignment Goals and Cultural Agility
Using Strategic Global Mobility Practices to Build Cultural Agility
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Conclusion: Leadership and Organizational Factors
Managing and Leading to Build Cultural Agility in the Workforce
Your Organization's Readiness for Cultural Agility Practices
Leadership Practices to Foster a Culturally Agile Organizational Culture
HR's Role in Building the Culturally Agile Workforce
Your Cultural Agility
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Appendix: Lists to Assess Your Organization's Global Employer image
About the Author
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