Global Mobility

Sending employees internationally is often a necessary expense to ensure talent development and continuity of an organization’s global operations. Enabling success when living and traveling abroad is a large part of what we do. We provide full life cycle support for international assignees and frequent business travelers with effective mobility training in the areas of employee selection, pre-departure, on assignment and repatriation support.

Business Value of Cross-Cultural Training for International Assignments:

  • Maximize time to productivity on assignment
  • Establish trust and build credibility more effectively
  • Learn how to read cultural behaviors in order to perform effectively in a new country
  • Increase capability to develop or deepen global leadership skills
  • Mitigate potential legal risks for the company knowing how to avoid cultural mistakes
  • Have a plan to reference and utilize while on assignment

 

Our engagement with international assignees is traditionally via two methods:

Working directly with corporate global mobility & operations
Working in partnership with an organization’s relocation service provider or relocation management company

Full Suite of Employee Mobility Solutions

Aperian Global’s suite of global mobility training solutions can be employed seamlessly regardless if we work directly or through your preferred relocation management partner. We understand the significant costs required to support international assignees and fully appreciate the competing resources that are available. Our employee mobility solutions adapt to this ever-changing environment to ensure the best learning can be deployed — any location, any modality — in the most economical means.

For individuals that may not have organizational support for travel or international assignments, or have been provided with a lump sum, we provide solutions that can be purchased on an individual basis.
Individual Solutions for International Assignees

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We are proud to partner with IMPACT Group to deliver best-in-class solutions to provide a seamless & successful integration of spouses/partners throughout the transitions that come with an international assignment.

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We have a close affiliation with School Choice Group, the world’s leading global education consulting firm, finding the right schools for children worldwide, including private, public, specialized, and international schools, from preschool through college.

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Global Mobility: Our Point-of-View

Global mobility is strategic, not tactical

International assignees with a global mindset perform better

Effective mobility programs are integrated with talent management

Learning solutions must be research-based and practical

Case Studies

Global Engineering & Construction Firm

Challenge:

One of the world’s largest engineering and construction organizations was sending some of its senior American executives on long-term assignments to the United Arab Emirates within a compressed timeframe. Though based in Abu Dhabi, assignees’ roles were regional and included overseeing operations in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman and Egypt. Aperian Global was tasked with quickly providing pre-departure cultural training for the outbound executives and their families.

Solution:

Working closely with the firm’s human resources division, we conducted several Thriving in a New Culture learning programs. The programs are high-level, face-to-face workshops and were offered to each of the executives across North America, focusing on thriving while on assignment in the Middle East. Additionally, Aperian Global provided separate children’s cultural training programs for executives relocating with children. The entire program roll-out, from initial outreach and planning to delivery and relocation was completed in one month.

Results:

The executives and their families were significantly more comfortable and prepared upon arrival in the Middle East, and the firm experienced no delay in project work during the transition abroad.

Global Data Storage Company

Challenge:

A leading global hardware technology company launched an 18-month international rotational engineering program for twelve high-potential engineers to gain experience working outside their home countries for six-month periods. Aperian Global developed a holistic solution to prepare the hi-potentials for their assignments, as well as the receiving managers and sponsors.

Solution:

Aperian Global designed a two-pronged, virtual solution to equip the engineers with an overview of their target countries and also develop the global mindset of receiving managers and sponsors. The solution included:

  • Virtual Country Briefing sessions for engineers focused on China, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, United Kingdom, and the United States
  • Virtual Working Globally sessions customized for engineers and their managers and sponsors
Results:

Participants in the rotational program indicated that the pre-departure country briefings enhanced their effectiveness on assignment by providing best practices for working and living in the destination country, while receiving managers and sponsors found that the Working Globally workshops better prepared them to leverage the diverse work styles of the engineers.

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