In today’s labor market, talent mobility is becoming increasingly important. First, there’s a growing necessity for companies to function at a global level. Thanks to continuously improving communications technology, organizations are collaborating with partners and breaking into markets overseas. As a result, there are more relocation opportunities for employees to gain international experience.
Whether an assignee is moving to a new region for the first time or has dozens of assignments under his or her belt, culture shock is always a possibility. The disorientation and frustration that come with culture shock can be sparked by a variety of cultural differences – including diet, humor, gender hierarchies and acceptable clothing. While culture shock may only produce mild irritation, it
What’s happening with ROI? According to a survey conducted by KPMG Global Assignment Policies and Practices 72 percent of 600 international organizations used global mobility programs to reach their business objectives and remain competitive in the global marketplace. However, only about 12 percent of the companies surveyed understood the need for controlling costs and what constituted a good