What the findings also revealed was a worrying trend, coined as the case of the ‘trailing’ partner, in which the husband or wife of the person moving abroad was left disadvantaged by the move and struggling to find work. In fact, only 15% of s that were employed before their partner’s relocation were able to find overseas assignments, a 5% drop on last year’s results.
Thursday, 23 June 2011
Moving abroad: the tale of Expat partners
In our 2010 Expat Explorer survey, 17% of expats asked had relocated in order to be with their partner. Here we take a look at the problems that can arise for expats and their families who are asked to move abroad for work purposes
Source: FlikrIn a recent survey of global relocation trends 61 percent of the companies asked expected to transfer more employees abroad in 2011 than in any other year.
What we can take from these findings is the need for expats to fully understand what their host country can offer them at all levels be that a career or raising a family
Are you the partner of an expat or have you had to move you family abroad due to work commitment? Maybe you have found the perfect place that balances your work and family life? Please share your stories with us. Also why not take part in this year’s Expat Explorer survey and share your experiences of living and working abroad?