“The relocating spouse is a key part of the expat family structure and an important figure for employers to consider when offering relocation support. The Expat Insider Business Edition, a global report based on the Expat Insider survey of 18,135 respondents, zoomed in and discovered how they really experience life abroad.”
Want to know how relocating spouses really feel about life abroad – click on the following link to find out more https://business.internations.org/insights/this-is-how-relocating-spouses-really-feel-about-life-abroad
At the bottom of this link, you can also download the full report of the Expat Insider 2018 Business Edition survey report, published by InterNations Business Solutions (pdf).
For us a must read about the key global mobility and international talent acquisition learnings of 2018 by the InterNations Business Solutions Consulting Team, link: https://business.internations.org/insights/5-top-global-talent-mobility-learnings-of-2018
PS: Follow this link to download the full report of the Expat Insider 2018 Business Edition survey report, published by InterNations Business Solutions (pdf).
“Fab article summing up the key enabler for successful expat assignments:
…The adjustment process for the spouses of foreign assignees can be incredibly challenging as they are left to navigate the uncharted waters of their new home. Having access to a social network to adjust to their new life is key. Research has shown that the unhappiness of the spouse can negatively impact the overall happiness of the family unit. Ultimately, employee productivity can be affected and, worst-case, it can lead to assignment failure. Considering the cost that goes into relocation, organizations choosing to support social networking for relocating spouses can expect improved job performance and more successful assignments.”
(Verena Heingärtner, VIE LESA Co-Founder)