Several trends are making it hard for global employers to hold onto workers, and the problem is not likely to let up soon. But companies with a good understanding of what motivates employees can take steps to increase engagement, upping the odds that workers will stick around.
Sending employees abroad is critical in today’s global economy, but expat assignments are expensive and businesses must get the most out of their investments to be successful. What is often overlooked is the value returning expats bring to an organization after they come home, and how difficult it can be to retain returned expats.
Though there are places in the world people can be fired without warning, it tends to be the exception rather than the rule.