Global Staffing Approaches: Ethnocentric, Regiocentric, Polycentric, and Geocentric


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Identify which of the following is an example of a host-country national:

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1. Why do people support ethnocentric staffing as the most viable option?

2. What type of staffing strategy hires host-country nationals for positions in the company from mail room clerks all the way up to the executive suites?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In these assessments, the questions ask you to match examples to related worker types and distinguish between staffing methods.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Concepts tested by these practice assessments are:

  • Definition of an expatriate
  • Who qualifies as a host-country national
  • Characteristics of a third-country national
  • How an ethnocentric staffing can benefit a company
  • What a regiocentric staffing involves

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections- use understanding of staffing methods to identify them by their features
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the characteristics of a third-country national and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases and terms, such as expatriate and host-country national

Additional Learning

If you need to get more info on this topic, review the lesson titled Global Staffing Approaches: Ethnocentric, Regiocentric, Polycentric, and Geocentric. This lesson contains information to assist you in meeting these objectives crafted to expand your learning:

  • Identify who the main employees can be in global staffing
  • Describe how a host-country national differs from an expatriate
  • Appreciate the different strategies businesses can employ to staff positions