HR practices may not produce the same results in different cultural contexts

HR practices may not produce the same results in different cultural contexts

It has been argued that the same HR practices may not produce the same results in different cultural contexts. Based on this idea, choose TWOof the following HR practices and explain how cultural differences may have an impact.

  • Performance appraisal
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Career management
  • Staff induction

Support your discussion with at least 10 academic references. Additionally, you may use examples, newspapers articles, company reports, and cases to support your answer.


The aim of this assignment is to enable you to demonstrate your understanding of challenges companies face in the realm of International HRM. This essay also enables you to apply the knowledge and skills you gain in the subject to real life issues in the work environment. When preparing this Essay, we hope that you will be able to:

  • compare and contrast approaches to international human resource management practice,
  • reflect, contrast and critically evaluate the differences and similarities in human resource management practices among different cultures,
  • examine and justify criteria for selecting, preparing, managing and repatriating international managers.

It is assumed that you are familiar with the conventions of academic essay writing.

In terms of requirement specific to this subject, you should:

  • Include a title page that shows the subject code and name, your name and student number, the assignment title and number. Please include the total word count in the cover page. The word count includes everything other than the cover page and the reference list. It includes in-text citations and text included in images.
  • Include a header showing the subject code, assignment number, your name and student number as well as page number.
  • Use 12 point font, 1.5 line spacing, justify pagination.
  • Do not use footnotes or Endnotes.
  • Appendices may be used but note that an appendix should contain only supplementary stand-alone information that is not core to the paper. Information in appendices will not be assessed.
  • In-text citations and a reference list must be provided using APA style of referencing.
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  • Marks will be reduced for failure to follow presentation requirements.

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