Memoirs of an HR professional

3 HR individuals share stories of personal and professional experiences abroad
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/01/2009

When it comes to out-of-country assignments, HR professionals are usually devoted to finding the right person for the job and supporting him while away. But sometimes, particularly with larger companies, HR individuals are the ones going abroad. And while they might be prepared for cultural differences and unfamiliar business practices — thanks to years of supporting relocating employees — the unexpected is sure to arise. Here three people in the HR profession share their experiences.

Southern exposure

South America, Central America and the Caribbean are well-known locales to Elizabeth Lorimer, who has travelled extensively to countries such as Peru, Chile, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, El Salvador and Jamaica for merger and acquisition activities.