U.S. corporations employ 5.5 million people abroad and sent 30% more American expatriates overseas in 1994 than in the previous year. How a company selects and manages the people who will run their operations overseas and how it adjusts domestically to capitalize on the lessons it learns in the global village have a profound effect on its success as an organization. Capitalizing on the Global Workforce is the only book of its kind to examine the array of international human resource issues faced by organizations and expatriates. It introduces the Windham International Cultural Model, a guide to understanding how culture affects the way people behave and think, and provides a cultural context for the practical aspects of deploying, selecting and compensating expatriates for maximum success. Capitalizing on the Global Workforce includes the most up-to-date information on: Staffing issues such as selection, preparation, compensation and benefits; Understanding the impact of culture on international business; Preparing people to be culturally fluent; Supporting expatriate families to ensure their success.