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International Journal of Advanced Research in Management and Social Sciences
Year : 2016, Volume : 5, Issue : 9
First page : ( 141) Last page : ( 160)
Online ISSN : 2278-6236.

Global diversity-A big challenge for human resource professionals

Deshmukh Nilesh

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Online published on 20 May, 2017.


This article examines the challenges faced by Human Resource Professionals in comparison to other occupations, while working in a foreign country. Global Diversity is far above the traditional employment criteria of Race, Color, Religion, Gender, Physical status etc and has different effect on workforce with different skill sets. Occupational Diversity is about variety of Languages, Education System, Tolerance, Laws, know-how, Prefereces, Cross Cultural Support & Advancement across Globe. The Research is conducted with 34 HR & Non-HR Indian Professionals migrated from India to Canada, UAE, Australia, Ethiopia & UK as most preferred countries of their choice for Professional development. The Article includes Reasons of Migrations, Global Expectations and Challenges due to diversities related to Cross country Languages, Education system, Local Work Experience Preference, Local Legislations & Employment Rules, Preference to Local citizens for employment etc. Country specific Global Social challenges and Challenges related to HR Role while working at foreign country. The research is made in context of Indian Professionals’ in HR and Non-HR function but the content and crux of the article is applicable to expartriate professionals across globe.



HR Professionals, Occupational Challenges, HR Challenges, Global Diversity.


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