When asked which issue tends to contribute the most to failed assignments, companies consistently name inability of the partner and/or family to adjust to the new location. Recent research by Cartus supports this, with 65% naming this issue as the number-one reason employees turn down assignments. Yet even while acknowledging the concerns, mobility managers often don’t fully understand the underlying issues—or know how to address them.
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The world is a very different place for today’s globally mobile workforce. Increased globalization, combined with slowing Western economies, has resulted in multinational corporations increasing relocation activity to emerging markets. This has led to concerns around safety and security, and the importance of selecting the right people to handle these all-important international assignments.
Our latest Mobility Insights video features Michelle Low, of Cartus’ Singapore office, discussing some of the elements companies should consider when managing expats in unsafe locations, including risk assessment, candidate programs, and best practice solutions such as safety briefings.
Cartus’ Mobility Insights videos highlight our Mobility Insights series, which [...] Read More
As the end of 2013 nears, we felt it would be a great time to highlight some of the year’s most popular and fascinating blog posts. Within our 150 posts, we have explored distant places around the globe, suggested tips on how to sell homes quickly, examined the latest trends in global relocation, and provided insights into the ever-changing world of talent mobility.
These posts, in no particular order, were selected for the way they captured key observations, innovations, and insights.
Barbie is Moving | Cartus Relocation Tips for America’s Sweetheart
This year Barbie put the Malibu Dreamhouse up for sale, so we [...] Read More
Known since ancient times for its oil springs and natural gas resources, Azerbaijan—especially the westernised capital of Baku—is a regular expatriate destination. Our latest Emerging Market Watch on Azerbaijan, produced in conjunction with Cartus’ Destination Services Provider, Move One, analyzes the challenges that international assignees may face when moving there. Here are some ‘top tips’ on what to do and what not to do whilst on assignment in Azerbaijan.
• Have a Plan B. Although Baku has good-quality properties, some apartment buildings in the country have unpredictable power outages, low gas pressure and/or a lack of hot water. Ensure that properties [...] Read More
We’re pleased to share that our “On the Ground” video series has been selected by B2B Magazine as runner-up winner in its “B2B Content Marketing Awards.” These awards recognize organizations that have used good content to “… establish the company as a trusted authority and industry leader.” Cartus is in good company, too; other winners included GE, FedEx, Xerox, Cisco, and Verizon Wireless.
The creation and distribution of this video series has truly been a collaborative effort between the Cartus Marketing and Supply Chain teams working on the emerging markets task force, as well as our Destination Services providers in the [...] Read More