Australia and Expatriates Essay

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International HR Country Report:

Felicia Carrillo
Breanna Furphy
Lea Probst

International HR Mgmt 4675
Professor Asha Rao
December 4th 2014


A. Recruitment Process
B. Selection Process
C. Performance Appraisals
D. Compensation
E. Expatriate Training
F. Works Cited

A. Recruitment

Recruitment is the act of finding qualified individuals that may develop an interest in and apply for jobs within an organization. When recruiting for potential employees, employers hold their focus on the skills of the applicant. In Australia your skills are what depends on whether or not you get the job. When recruiting, employers look at a very specific set of skills, with 98% of them seeking someone with great communication skills. The second most wanted skill is a positive attitude, followed by the adaptability to change and teamwork skills. In the United States, you would participate in an internship to develop skills and learn more about working in an company, however in Australia companies do not support internships and only have about 25 interns for the whole country in the year. Despite how unlikely it is to receive an internship in Australia your chances of receiving a full time position within the company after completing your internship is at least 16%. The last piece of information that employers look for when recruiting is a well written resume or curriculum vitaes, as it is called in Australia. Your curriculum vitaes should always include personal details such as your name, your nationality (which is illegal in the US), languages you are able to speak, hobbies and leisure interests you may have, and a brief description of all key skills you may have. You may also want to include information regarding your education i.e. graduation date and diploma received, the school attended, and certain courses that may have benefitted to your skill set. This section would look very similar to that of a US resume. Another similar section would be the career/work history which contains the dates you worked this position, the title of the position, and the responsibilities and skills required of this position. Lastly, you would need at least two formal references meaning former bosses or coworkers. Once you have developed a resume, you may then apply for a job and attach this resume to the application. However do keep in mind that in Australia it is very frowned upon to use the same curriculum vitaes for each job that you apply for. It is recommended that you base your curriculum vitaes off of the job and its description by removing all skills and references that do not relate to this position. When reviewing potential applicants resumes, employers look for several different qualities that the resume must have. The resume must represent you when you are unable to represent yourself, it needs to explain each set of skills that you have while also explaining how you are a good match for the company, it also needs to demonstrate your level of professionalism and show how well you are able to produce good quality documentation. When traveling to Australia from the U.S., it is wise that you seek a job in the same field that you previously worked for in the U.S.

B. Selection

Figure 1:
Selection methods and criteria ranked in order of priority (5 is the highest and 0 the lowest)

4.32 Employer references
4.21 Education
4.08 Panel interviews
3.59 One-to-one interviews
3.39 Application form
3.34 Medical screen
2.88 Personal references
2.75 Questionnaire
2.56 Personality test
2.52 Certificate or license
2.39 Cognitive ability test
2.05 Job trail
1.89 Work sample
1.58 Simulation exercise
1.51 Vocational interest test
1.40 Physical ability test
1.35 Situation judgement test
1.34 Drug test
1.30 Family connections
1.23 Biodata
1.16 Honesty test
1.11 Foreign language text
1.12 Projective techniques
1.10 Video-based text
1.07 Graphology

Australia is an