The chance to take up a position abroad can be a dream come true. It can be a chance to experience a new culture, to move forward in your career, and to discover your own capabilities along the way.
Of course, much of the experience depends on what steps your company has taken to make the transition as smooth as possible. You should be well looked after and eased into your new life and your new environment.
This doesn’t always happen however. Oftentimes a new expat can be left in the dark at this crucial time. We got in touch with Robin Landsman, President of Human Capital Consulting at Beacon Global Group. With 25 years’ experience in HR with global firms, she knows the dilemmas expats can sometimes face with relocation.
She told us about these dilemmas, and more importantly, what you can do about them.