An Analysis of Global Training and Experience Sharing in Multinational Companies

Nishat Moumita, Laila Zaman


Global training programs are the training programs which are provided globally to the employees of a multinational company for the purpose of developing the employees’ skills, and find the appropriate leader from a pool of talent. Unilever an Anglo–Dutch multinational consumer goods company with a mission to help people feel good, look good and get more out of life with brands and services arrange global training for those employees who have the most potential and leadership quality for the company. Through this study the researcher has tried to identify the perspective of global training program of Unilever i.e. importance, cost benefit and worthiness. The methods used to collect data are personal interview, postal service, and telephone interview. It has found that Unilever wants to share all its best practises, ideas and all other skills with all the members of the company across the world. These training programs help the employees to have specialised knowledge of a subject. By taking these training, the employees meet new people from different countries, know about different culture and they learn to adjust with people. This also helps them to do business successfully anywhere in the world. But the flip side of this training program is that the process is very expensive and time consuming. Most of the time the employees decide to leave the job after they come back from the training program. In spite of having some negative opinions most of the managers, management trainees and the HR managers believe that global training programs are very important and worth doing.


Unilever, multinational, training, global training

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American Journal of Business and Management

ISSN 2167-9606  eISSN 2167-9614 //OCLC: 794280070

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