Professional mobility blog
impatriates, consultants, employees on long assignments, change of job…
Every year, many employees are faced with a significant change of responsibilities, often accompanied by a change of workplace. Whether they are expatriates who are going to discover a new country to accompany the international expansion of their company, or consultants who are going to integrate the client company for several months, or an employee sent to the provinces to replace a maternity leave… The HRD, and often the Mobility Manager, must accompany these important changes by providing real support, both logistical and psychological, so that the mission goes smoothly and the employee can fully dedicate himself to his new missions.
Professional mobility, a real challenge for companies.
To support their growth, companies need high-performance, mobile employees.
Expatriates and impatriates, to develop internationally.
To accelerate its international growth, the company sends employees to various foreign markets. This is known as an expatriate. His or her role is essential in order to pass on knowledge of the company, its methods, products and services in the coveted country. The expatriate is then a considerable asset for the company. As a general rule, this expatriation often corresponds to a career advancement, with all the related advantages. Be careful, however, expatriation requires a great deal of preparation and knowledge of the new country.
Large companies can also bring impatriates to the head office to train, help with growth and pass on an international culture internally.
Whether for expatriates or impatriates, companies provide temporary accommodation to encourage this mobility and allow employees to take the time to get to know their final destination better.
Consultants and many executives, to visit their clients’ premises
Professional mobility also affects managers who need to be close to their clients, and sometimes to integrate the client’s teams. This is particularly the case for many consultants who assist their clients and often for several months or even years are immersed in the client company. Their company must then house them in close proximity to the client during their mission.
Maintenance managers may also stay for long periods to deliver important equipment and provide user training.
Professional training, transfer, maternity leave replacement
There are many opportunities for professional mobility. Here again, the company supports the employee by housing him/her close to his/her new assignment.