According to Expat Insider 2018 Business Edition by InterNations, Italy is not among the most welcoming countries for expats and international hires. In fact, it’s ranked only 43rd of 68 countries where ease of settling in is concerned. How can your company make sure that expats and international hires as well as their families feel at home right away? How do you ensure that expatriates are free to dedicate their time and energy to your company and perform well? Or that high-potential candidates will accept your offer and their partner is willing to leave his or her career behind in the first place?
Mobile employees will face a diverse and unanticipated set of challenges linked to the new job and the new business environment. Meanwhile, spouse and family suffer the main impact of the move. If expats and international hires are too busy settling into their new environment, they cannot fully focus on their new job. If accompagnying partners and family members are unhappy and unable to adjust to their new location, your new employee will not be able to dedicate all their energy to the new position due to friction at home. The worst outcome are assignment failures. International studies show that so-called family reasons are one of the top reasons for premature leaves (Brookfields Global Mobility Trends Survey, 2016). And international assignment failures cause immense delays and costs for hiring companies. To avoid such disempowering experiences during expatriation, companies should not only focus on the assignee but on the whole family. Proactive support throughout the relocation and transition process increases the success rate of international assignments by reducing the emotional stress for families and helping organisations to see a higher return on their investment.
To encourage dual-career couples to come to Italy, companies should provide support to the trailing spouse in Italy by taking care of his or her professional career too. That’s why guidexpat. offers holistic and customised service packages for your expatriates and international hires: before moving, while here, and before leaving. All services can be booked separately and can be customised to accommodate the most relevant topics during all stages of an expat’s stay in Italy. As every expat or international hire is unique, we are happy to offer you customized possibilities fulfilling your company’s individual needs and requests.
Cultural awareness & onboarding. Practical tailored introduction to Italian lifestyle & culture.
Feel at home
Comprehensive package for expats and families with a dedicated contact person. The package can be personalized based on company’s individual needs.
Please contact us to learn more about guidexpat. We are happy to work together to determine your employees’ need for individual requests, prices and service packages.
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