Multi-national organisations often require their staff to work in different countries.
Success in the global market relies upon individuals with business understanding, global experience, knowledge of several languages and an international network. Supporting individuals to move around the world is vital for these organisations.
Moving employees between different countries also helps to stimulate innovation and to share corporate skills and knowledge across country boundaries. Broader cultural experiences are also likely to help employees better understand the needs of international clients
Supporting staff who are working abroad for a long period of time (6 months or more) is crucial to ensuring that they are productive and satisfied in their work. This means helping to support their families too.
Facts and figures
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