Based upon KPMG Global assignment policies and practices survey, 2016 results
Employees facing the dual career issue
are less likely to put themselves forward
as candidates for assignment.
The dual career issues increase
the chance of assignment failure.
The dual career issue reduces
the length of assignment the employee
is willing to take.
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Intercultural training, customs and etiquette
Managing change and language courses
For more than 25 years, the dual-career issue has been the most common cause of assignment refusal and a major factor hindering trailing spouses’ adjustment. Typical of many trailing spouses is that they are women, college-educated, career-focused, independent and unwilling to give up their own careers to support their spouse.
For those that do relocate, many are increasingly ‘serial movers’ relocating multiple times. But with each move, they face huge barriers to employment: lack of access to a work permit, labour markets that do not recognise their qualifications, an inability to commit to long-term job tenure, language and cultural differences, local stereotyping and prejudice.
The trailing expatriate spouse or partner has to redefine their confidence and understand that courage is the main ingredient for a successful comeback when living abroad.
The LinkMotility Team works with members to help them build their confidence and gain the courage to re-start or reach an even higher level of their professional identity, by equipping them with a skill set that supports them in taking control of their relocation, career or entrepreneurship to take the next step with determination and focus.
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