Preparing U.S. Employees for Overseas Assignments

by Edward A. Bryant, (F.ASCE), Vice Pres.; Hazen and Sawyer Engrs., 360 Lexington Ave., New York, N.Y. 10017,

Serial Information: Issues in Engineering: Journal of Professional Activities, 1982, Vol. 108, Issue 4, Pg. 311-315

Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Local bureaucracy, our governments' bureaucracy, and just plain lack of convenience cause overseas employees to be far less productive than in the United States. Yet, they cost about 50% more. If they are unhappy over there, their efficiency drops even more. This paper lists a number of ways to improve the chances of having a relatively satisfied overseas employee. The employee's attitude about going overseas, his preparation for going overseas, the employment agreement, and considerations regarding the spouse are examined.

Subject Headings: Employees | Agreements and treaties | Local government | North America | United States

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