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Recent research reveals that 67% of employees who were recruited internationally do not receive any relocation services.
The relocation services expats received usually address practical needs of the move, while the least commonly received respond to the personal integration abroad.
Over 50% of those who are not happy in their new country of residence name loneliness as the main cause of their discontentedness.
Only 12% of international hires receive access to social networking opportunities.
“Our data clearly shows that there is a link between talent loss and failed social integration. At a time where the global war for talent is rife, HR teams should look to improve the onboarding of international hires, taking into account that career expats have different, more complex needs than other new hires,” said Julia Benz, senior business solutions consultant at InterNations.
“They should also incorporate longevity into their relocation packages to provide ongoing support that can help facilitate social integration abroad.”
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