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Unpacking the Shortcomings of Lifestyle Expats


I have been a strong proponent of Global Mobility for years now and most readers and clients will know my general optimism towards it. I will be taking a critical look at the trend towards more Lifestyle Expats and various shortcomings that need to be addressed by Global Mobility Managers, Recruiters, and HR Directors if we want to hire qualified professionals from other countries into the German-speaking regions without annoying them in the process. Another trend we have to take into consideration here is that our populations are a lot more diverse than they used to be ten years ago (Weinberger, 2019). We especially see a rise in female expats such as Ayeesha on assignment (Yeah!). As I already wrote […]

Bringing the Family on Board in Global Mobility

Expat Spouse employment Bringing the family on board in global mobility Expat Family Support

Bringing the Family on Board in Global Mobility Have you been offered an international project or long-term assignment to another country and are not sure how to bring your family on board? Many expats make difficult decisions. These decisions are not always to the liking of our partner or children, especially teenagers can be quite difficult when they find out that they have to leave their friends. Having worked in Global Mobility for a long time in my career, I would like to help you with tips of bringing the family on board in global mobility earlier in the process. You might argue now that your partner knew when they married you, that you had an international outlook on your […]

A Career in Global Mobility is better than ever


Do you want to start a career in Global Mobility? Do you want to become an even sharper and wittier consultant on top of GM Trends and well networked?  Globalization, Digitalization, Urbanization, Outsourcing, and generational preferences are disrupting Global Mobility. Automation, business transformation, and the gig economy challenge our approaches to global talent management, leadership development, and life planning. What we assumed about pensions, family structures, migration, health and security in mobility policies is deconstructed by our realities. These fundamental changes do not only have an impact on our policies and expats. They also shape our role, our profession and how we define our work. I used to believe that someday Global Mobility Leaders will have a seat at the table. The time […]