Going on an international assignment should be a positive experience for the employee and the family. But families are sometimes hesitant. Three out of four employees turn down an assignment and state ‘family issues’ as the main reason.
As companies become more international, Global Mobility functions grow. Issues dealt with here are mostly related to compliance (tax, immigration, social security, benefits etc).Taking care of these important compliance issues are however often not enough to help families preparing to move abroad.
For the family to say yes to an assignment they need the reassurance that the new life abroad will be good for the entire family. This kind of support early in the decision phase is almost impossible for an organisation to offer.