Archives for July 2015

Mentors: Their Role in International Relocation

The following article is featured in the July 2015 issue of BR Anchor Publishing’s Monthly News.  Co-authored by BR Anchor’s founder, Beverly Roman, and REA Manager, Mary S. Roberts, it provides insight into using mentoring during international relocation.

International relocation, always a challenge, has an even higher priority now in terms of realizing success for employees, as well as the company’s bottom line. Before employees make a commitment to move abroad, they and their employers need to evaluate the short and long-term career prospects. Employees should have a clear understanding of their overseas assignments, as well as what their jobs will be upon repatriation. Expats also need to stay “tuned in” and connected to their home offices. One of the most effective means to do this is to arrange for expats to have a mentor. This relationship can be mutually beneficial as the mentor stands to gain an overall wider perspective on global organizational needs and activities.

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