Mary Wright is a human resources consultant for a telecommunication s company in Miami, Florida . Recently her company decided to expand its operations overseas in the Arab Emirates, in Dubai. Mary has worked for the company for more than 7 years, possesses a Master’s degree, is fluent in four languages (English, Spanish, Arab, and French), and has t he required management expertise to move on to a much greater role.
Due to Mary’s extensive professional background and dedication to the company, her company has identified her as a strong contender to support their expansion efforts in Dubai and has off ered Mary to fill the role of VP of Human Resources and Employee Relations. Mary will report to the newly appointed COO in Dubai. Mary has accepted this new role and professional challenge and is expected to move to Dubai in 90 days.
Her new assignment overseas includes a compensation and benefit package that is quite competitive and exceeds all of her expectations. Mary ha s never visited Dubai but has always been attracted to that part of the world. This first new assignment will give her the opportunity to work as an expatriate abroad and build a strategic IHRM partnership in Dubai and other regions. She has been directed by the COO to develop, train, and position a team of both home – and host – country professionals, attract, recruit and select qualified g lobal talent, set new performance management standards, develop a competitive compensation package, develop a competency – based program, and introduce an IHRM strategic plan to serve as a global model to lead a transformational vision of change and chart th e course of the organization into the future. This new business model is expected to gain global market share and increase bottom – line results across the globe.