Serviced apartments are an important piece in the complex jigsaw of relocation, but they’re only one part of the puzzle. There are thousands of people relocating around the world for assignments on an annual basis. A number of these assignments regrettably fail. Assuming the company has a well-designed global mobility programme, and all things being equal, two of the main reasons for the failure of the assignment could be :

  • The assignee’s family fails to adjust/adapt to the foreign location – whether it’s the accommodation that’s provided, cultural challenges, or lack of career opportunities for the accompanying spouse.
  • Many companies are still doing a poor job clearly defining employees’ career paths and post-assignment career opportunities/responsibilities.

Post by Stuart Winstone, Silverdoor

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