Employee Experience | Making the Best of Staff Relocation Through the Employee Experience

Published: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
In recent years ‘employee engagement’ has taken a backseat to the broader ‘employee
experience’. This accommodates a greater scope of focus for what workers look for from an employer, including better work-life balance and upskilling opportunities.

Nearly 85 per cent of respondents to Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends 2019 survey thought employee experience is an important issue yet to be addressed in their organisation. Overworking and reduced staff wellbeing leading to productivity burnout and job dissatisfaction is an increasing concern for organisations worldwide, especially during high-stress periods. Improving the employee experience is therefore critical - nowhere more so than in talent mobility policies.

Staff relocation overseas is an essential part of modern business growth - mobility is seen by more than 75 per cent of respondents as important or very important to their organisation (Deloitte). But it can also present difficulties for organisations that don’t focus on the employee experience during the process.

In this whitepaper we first consider what factors contribute to the employee experience during an international relocation. We then analyse how the changing relocation market is affecting the way organisations manage staff wellbeing during an overseas move, as well as other barriers to success.