With businesses increasingly operating globally, the growing demand for talent and rising activity in emerging markets, companies are sending more employees on international assignments. Your employees are therefore more mobile than ever!
Living and working abroad can be life changing and highly exhilarating for anyone. It can open your mind and thoughts about the world we live in and its different cultures. Although it can be quite an experience, it can also involve risks that can impact not just the expat, but the company itself, if robust processes are not in place. But what makes an international assignment a success?
Factor #1 – Assignee Experience
Factor #2 – Selection of the Employee
Factor #3 – Training – Culture and Language
Factor #4 – Country Background and Research
Factor #5 – Cost Effectiveness
Factor #6 – Documentation
Factor #7 – Zero Costs of Non Compliance
Factor #8 – Business Strategy
Factor #9 – Selection of the Supplier
To find out more about how these different factors contribute to making an international assignment a success, then please download our a helpful whitepaper
Alan joined the IPM team in 2004 as Managing Director. His main focus is to help Global Mobility professionals to develop and implement a seamless process for transferring their assignees between countries, ensuring compliance at all times.