12 to 20 percent of employees leave their job within 1 to 2 years of returning home from an international assignment. Considering the amount of money invested on these assignments this represents a huge loss for any company.
A well thought out and professionally conducted Repatriation Training helps not only the expatriate employee, but also the company that he or she works for. When an expat and their family return home after a few years working abroad on an international assignment they go through a myriad of emotions. And it is not necessarily the feeling of going home. Home has been somewhere else for a good period of time and the expat and family may feel anxious, confused, and unhappy. The place they used to call home now feels foreign; the neighbors have moved, coworkers have changed, the office just is not the same.
Our programs are fully tailored to the participants, but typically involve topics such as:
- Formulating realistic expectations for the employee and others during the repatriation process.
- Identifying the changes that took place in the employee, their family and their community while living abroad.
- Recognizing the challenges and difficulties of the re-adjustment process.
- Planning for a new lifestyle that continues to provide professional and personal growth and development.
Below are a couple of testimonials from clients who have benefited from our Repatriation and Intercultural Training.
Just wanted you to know we are doing fine and 100% enjoying the retired life. Just yesterday [we] talked about how valuable your counseling was when we repatriated.
I am so grateful to [my employer] that they have provided this training to me and my family. It was training that we did not even realized we needed, but will forever benefit from it.
Our approach to repatriation training helps repatriated employees successfully start a new chapter in their old lives. Click Here for more information about our Mobility Support services.