Mentoring is a key practice designed to increase knowledge transfer among employees. Given our global economy, many mentoring relationships these days are taking place in an international context between colleagues from different national cultures.
When creating an international mentoring program, it is important to pay attention to the role of culture to make sure these relationships are successful. And while many multinational employers focus their mentoring efforts on expatriates who are sent from headquarters, broadening this view to include mentoring of host country nationals (HCNs) can enhance the professional development of everyone involved.
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