January 11, 2020
Companies move employees internationally for a variety of reasons, including filling workforce gaps in particular countries and providing professional development opportunities to future leaders. Employers spend a significant amount of financial and human resources on planning and coordinating these international assignments. In fact, cost of international assignments is a top mobility-related concern of global employers, even as the number of mobile employees is projected to increase significantly in the near future. Given high costs, employers are focusing on how they can best ensure that international assignments are successful, which may mean tweaking selection, preparation, employee/family support and repatriation policies and programs. This slide deck pulls the latest data from resources of the Business Group, leading consulting firms and international organizations. Employers may use this tool to quickly access key statistics for upcoming presentations.