employees were surveyed a month prior to relocating for an international assignment and then monthly through the first nine months of their assignments.
The goal was to identify what creates the best expat experiences. Overall, employees performed better in their jobs and had a greater sense of personal well-being when effective HR practices are implemented within a company’s global nobility program. The survey pinpointed that the first six to nine months of an assignment are crucial as this is the adjustment phase for an employee, and possibly their family, when newly relocated and if appropriate procedures aren’t in place and acted upon before the relocation and during the first few months, having a bad experience during this adjustment process can set the tone for the duration of the whole assignment. It is Bristol’s goal to assist companies with fine tuning their HR practices within their global mobility programs to provide the best training and support for employees on international assignments to ensure that the employee has the most successful relocation and rewarding experience.
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