INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY

 

An international assignment is considered to be one of the most powerful ways for developing a global mindset. This is why for many multinational firms now, a posting abroad is part of their global leadership development and a prerequisite to climb the career ladder. We take a strategic look at global mobility, linking talent mobility and talent management. We help you build a structured framework to capitalize on each foreign assignment. 

TRAVEL IS FATAL TO PREJUDICE, BIGOTRY,

AND NARROW-MINDEDNESS. 

Mark Twain 

Should You stay or should You move? 

  Moving to a new country is a life changing decision. The better one is prepared, the more effective the transition will be. Start considering the following points:

Career and Motivation

What motivates you to move abroad? Will it help your career progression? What is included in your relocation package? How are your career perspectives upon your return back home? 

Personal life

Issues to consider are general health questions (do you have allergies, a chronical disease?), Do you have parents or other dependents left behind? Could you spouse/ partner work abroad? Are ther good schools for your children?

Cross-Cultural Competencies

Are you open to other cultures? Flexible and tolerant? Resilient?

The Country

Cost of living and quality of living, climate, healthcare system, education system, pollution and hygiene factors people speak English, is there a large expat community, is the local population open to foreigners? What about the local cuisine? 

Assess your readiness to move abroad 

  We use a variety of validated assessment tools, followed by a counselling session to pinpoint potential challenging areas when going on an international assignment, as well as the key competencies requested for an international role. 

 

COURES

Our Program Offerings

Assignment Preparation

customized programs

This workshop provides a comprehensive insight into the local culture and people and equips with the necessary skills, knowledge and strategies to ensure that the foreign assignment is successful, both on a personal and professional level.

Assignee Onboarding Program 

customized programs

Over 40% of senior managers fail in their new job within 18 months. This highlights the importance of an efficient onboarding program.  We help you navigate this major career transition, so that your first 100 days in your new job abroad run smoothly. 

Repatriation Coaching 

customized programs

The retention of an expatriate after an international assignment is often challenging. We assist the returning assignee to capitalize on the perspectives and skills gained during the assignment and to leverage this international experience back home.

We are certified in Global Human Resource Management, having an in depth understanding of Global talent Mobility and the management of international assignees.