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14 Feb 2019

Arbeit & Arbeitsrecht: Integration of International Hires (New Report)

International recruiting has turned into a routine practice for many HR professionals in Germany. Relocating international hires, however, requires more than logistical or administrative support. A new report outlines the "soft" challenges of a relocation from the viewpoint of international hires and how they can turn into very real risks. Which factors contribute to a successful social integration in the new country of residence and what type of support do expats and their partners expect? 

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The article appeared in the January issue of Arbeit & Arbeitsrecht


Personalmagazin: Expats spend too much time in "arrival mode" 

During long-term assignments, expats miss a sense of being settled in, as the Expat Insider 2018 Business Edition by InterNations Business Solutions reveals. According to the report, 64 percent of survey participants who were unhappy with their life abroad miss access to an expat community. A similar number of expats misses local networking opportunities (61 percent) and socializing opportunities. Building up a social network does not happen by itself, it requires the support of employers, as Theresa Häfner explains. 

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The article appeared in the February issue of Personalmagazin.

HR Technologist: Global Relocation: The Power of Peer-to-Peer Support

In industries such as finance and healthcare, peer-to-peer support has revolutionized the way clients and patients gain information and help one another through the exchange of experiences, tips, and advice. The same can be achieved in global relocation management — an area where the relocation support requirements of foreign assignees are complex, and the capacities of global mobility teams are chronically low.

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Caroline Harsch
Caroline Harsch
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