For Employees 2017-10-10T16:41:39+00:00

Domestic and Global Relocation

 

Inbound and Outbound Relocation

Whether you are a US citizen relocating abroad or from another country coming to work in the United States, single, partnered, with or without children, at this stage of your career relocating domestically or globally for your company is a potential next step on your career path. The price tag for companies is costly if an assignment fails. The stakes for an individual, couple or family are also high if everyone is not on board and ready for such a transition. Clarity about the assignment, desired outcomes for you and the company, and if you are married with kids, having everyone in agreement is crucial—not only for the company, but also for the direction of your career.

Those with relocation experience say success is dependent on:

  • The employee/leader’s readiness for the assignment and ability to hit the ground running.

  • The spouse’s ability to handle the change and juggle the demands on his/her mate and everyone in the family.
    *Most say this is the most important factor in success for both the company and the couple/family.

Four Choice Point Strategies to Ensure Relocation Success

Employee / Leader Readiness:

Assessing your preparedness for a relocation and new assignment, your ability to hit the ground running once there and (if you have a mate and family) having the necessary supports in place so that everyone on the work team and the home team can be successful.

Many companies offer what are often called mobilization services themselves, or access to service providers for packing, moving, cultural and language training, educational services, tax resources, etc.

When we clarify your assignment, review all of the components, strategize a plan with your next steps including support for your family, chances are your new assignment will get off on the right footing.

Mate and Family Readiness:

Helping you and your spouse and family members, discuss all aspects of this change in their lives will help everyone go in with eyes-wide-open and prepared to work as a team.  By assessing your readiness and skills together, we can make sure you have a mutual vision, we can strategize your goals, offer skills and tools to successfully make the transition, navigate the culture and enjoy the time during your assignment.

Knowing that your mate and children are supportive and prepared will give you peace of mind and allow you to focus on the work assignment ahead.

Support throughout the Assignment:

We offer two kinds of support throughout the assignment: Support for you as the leader and couple/spousal support. This is typically conducted through phone sessions, although in-person meetings are available when you are in the country for meetings or on vacation.

Again, such support and strategic assistance will not only help you when stressors or challenges arise, it will also give your family the support they so often need under these new circumstances.

Re-Entry and Next Assignment/Life Phase Planning:

While it’s ideal to anticipate the next assignment and where you wish to live even before you make a big move for your company, this is not always the way companies plan it or the way it goes.

So our goal is to help you assess, clarify and strategize your needs at this next Choice Point. The impact on your life often involves re-entry, another assignment accompanied by another relocation. Or, sometimes re-entry with no job awaiting you back at your company. (This depends on the company you work for and their long-term career development planning with valued employees.) Whether your company prepares you for life-after a relocation assignment, or not, together we strategize your next steps, make sure your mate and family are onboard, so you re-enter or move to that next assignment as seamlessly as possible.

Couples and Families Require Special Support