Working abroad

Basing employees abroad is costing employers more, but increasing
globalisation and the need for skilled managers is fuelling the continued drive
for international assignments. The 2001 North American Survey of International
Assignment Policies and Practices, conducted by the consultancy ORC, revealed
the following statistics

[59%] said HR is always or sometimes involved in the candidate selection
process

[51%] said they would consider changing their expat programmes to ensure
cost-effectiveness

[46%] cited overall competitiveness of their expatriate plans

[41%] saw short-term policies as an area that could require changes

[33%] place assignees in an international healthcare plan

Source: iLogos Research

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