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New Report  New (Expat) Perspective

Expat Insider, one of the world’s most comprehensive surveys on life abroad and now in its fifth year, has a new addition — a business report. The Expat Insider 2018 Business Edition explores global talent mobility through expat eyes. In total, 18,135 expats took part in the survey and represent 178 nationalities living in 187 countries or territories.

Centered around Foreign Assignees, International Hires, and Relocating Spouses, the findings in this report provide insights that could assist global mobility and HR professionals in understanding the needs of employees better and managing resources more efficiently.

Find detailed results, infographics, and expat quotes in the report.

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3 Expat Types at a Glance

The Expat Insider 2018 Business Edition focuses specifically on the following three expat types on a global level, as these expats are key figures in global talent mobility: 

icon1Foreign Assignees
Respondents that were sent abroad by their employer

icon2International Hires
ndents that were recruited by a local company

icon3[1]Relocating Spouses
Respondents that moved abroad together with their partner

How do Foreign Assignees perceive the support provided by their employers? How easily do Relocating Spouses settle in abroad? How well-supported are International Hires compared to Foreign Assignees? Get these answers and other key insights about the expat types in the report.

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The Expat Perspective on 4 Core Global Talent Mobility Topics

For insights into the experiences of the expat types and their families — throughout the various phases of their expat lifecycle — the report focuses on the following four chapters: 

relocation support Relocation Support

What types of relocation support are most commonly offered by employers — and what’s most desired? Which types of support are perceived as most useful and least useful? 
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happiness Happiness

How happy (or unhappy) are these expats really? What happiness factors are most important to which expat types? What makes them unhappy and to what extent?
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ease of settling in Ease of Settling In

How do adapting to the local culture and making friends impact expats and their general satisfaction with life abroad? What aspects of settling in do the expats struggle with most?
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family life A Glance at Family Life

How are the expats experiencing family life? What percentage of Relocating Spouses are at home, taking care of their families? How does this impact their satisfaction with life abroad?
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Find detailed information about these aspects of life abroad in the report.

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Caroline Harsch
Caroline Harsch
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