Here’s some good arguments to explain WHY VIE LESA benefits everybody and especially your company whether you’re the HR professional responsible for the expat package, whether your the assigned employee trying to sell it to your family/partner because you really want that job abroad, whether your the boss/manager who wants to get the best candidate…
YOU SAVE A LOT OF MONEY & RESOURCES! IT’S ABOUT YOUR ROI! How come? Simply because your assignee abroad performs at their highest level if she/he’s in a good place – emotionally not distracted, with his/her focus not anywhere else than at work…it’s simple as that – HAPPY SPOUSE-HAPPY HOUSE! Not only do your employees perform better, but you become a very thought-after, attractive employer! > Spouses talk and good news are gold! > and you attract other high achievers! (You definitely don’t want bad news…it fires back!)
So not only you save money as opposed to additional costs from early terminated assignments, bad performance, bad reputation etc. but you get GREAT PR, for FREE!
Still not convinced? Just do the maths and fill in your numbers for an expat package: Assignee contract for 3 yrs abroad: – relocation package xx.000,–, – housing allowance?, – schooling fees?, – insurance?, – home travels?…. ….
So, if this employee resigns after 1-2yrs, you have to relocate again, not only him, but also the new assignee, all the costs double plus the additional resources of finding a new appropriate candidate, not talking about the bad PR, bad impressions – experiences travel fast! especially in spouse networks, don’t underestimate their dyamics…!
So you see, we’re actually talking business here, not doing CHARITY- having a social network and resources on hand is not charity – in fact it’s THE KEY rather than hard cash to convince your future assignee and their Family to consider the assignment with all it’s peaks and there are – it’s not all ponies and roses, everyday life continues and it’s even harder abroad as you don’t know the basics, you have to build everything from scratch, including new language, new habits, new everything, so the key is to have a local trusted network and experts on site which safeguard your precious investment – not like helicopter parents, everybody involved is a grown up, but in a self-guided way with offering the right resources at the right time. Compare it with checklists in aviation – before you take off, there is quite some PRE flight planning involved and you go through your checklists from weather to topography to weight and balance etc…you don’t start blind! and yeaph, it’s called PRE fligth, so guess what – once up in the air you don’t have a lot of choices to change your routing – so if you want to fly safely – plan wisely and eliminate all the unnecessary risks before taking off!!
VIE LESA wants to help to make an expat assignment thrive by taking care of the “spouse” side of life. Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we happily send you more info on how we can assist you or join us as a to help build our vision!