“This report provides a view of the assignment experience and the impact it has on career choices and aspirations from the partners’ perspective.”
Respondents answered questions relating to their prior employment status, factors affecting their desire and ability to work in their host locations, and their levels of satisfaction and sense of fulfillment with the international assignment, and the responses, conclusions and recommendations made will have expat partners across the globe nodding in agreement.
Their findings included:
- While 78% of accompanying partners would like to work while on their current assignment, only 44% do.
- Unavailability of work permits inhibit many accompanying partners from working, but it’s by no means the only reason seeking employment while on assignment is difficult or impossible.
- Theoretical availability of work permits doesn’t mean its practical to get one.
- Other practical factors, such as language mastery, are more frequently cited as impediments than the lack of a legal right to work.
- Working accompanying partners report higher levels of fulfilment than non-working accompanying partners.
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Congratulations to Louise and Evelyn!