Asia’s Endangered Species: The Expat
Western companies doing business in Asia are now looking to locals to fill the most important jobs in the region.
Reading this article makes me think about talent pipelines. Stepping into a middle or senior management role in the Asia Pacific region was almost a rite of passage into an executive management role back on home soil and the talent pipelines were set up accordingly. Leadership programs identifying talented Leaders looking to advance their career and personal development by working as an expat for a period of time.
What investment now needs to be made in the Asia Pacific region to develop and grow the Leadership skillset and develop skills that align to the business and local knowledge of this new breed of leaders?
What opportunities and development steps need to be put in place for those Expat Leaders returning home?
Critical to the ongoing success of your talent pipeline will be identifying new opportunities for the Leaders who already ‘have their bags packed for an overseas post’. What will you need to put in place for these people to keep them engaged and develop their skills and knowledge further?