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Top 4 Reasons that International Assignments Fail

Top 4 Reasons that International Assignments Fail

The Brookfields GRS survey has revealed that the top 4 reasons that international assignments fail. The survey also outlines the top iniatives used to improve international assignee ROI.

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Source

Brookfield Global Resources; Global Relocation Trends Survey 2012

Sally Khallash, sk@globaltalentstrategy.com

Why assignments fail

Respondents to the Brookfield Global Resources; Global Relocation Trends Survey 2012 indicated that 6% of assignments fail. Top causes for failure are

  • the employee leaves to work for another company; 
  • spouse/partner dissatisfaction; 
  • other family concerns; 
  • and the job does not meet expectations.

How to improve international assignment ROI

The top initiatives used to improve international assignee ROI were:

  • better candidate selection/assessment; 
  • career-path planning to utilize cross-border skills upon return; 
  • more effective communication of assignment objectives; 
  • better assignment preparation; and mandatory cross-cultural preparation.

Facts

6% of International Assignments Fail

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