Resilient employees needed for successful relocations

By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/12/2001

Failed international assignments are often due to the wrong person being sent for the job.

Time and again exceptionally skilled people create chaos because they aren’t prepared to work within the culture they are entering, says Elva Mertick, of CRA International, a Calgary-based firm that works with companies to prepare employees for relocation.

Successful international assignments depend on successful personal relationships and successful relationships are only possible with somebody who is a quick study of the culture they are entering.