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Business case for Expatriate Partner Support

Supporting People's business case for expatriate partner support provides valuable information for companies.

Supporting People have completed their survey of 13 Danish companies’ expatriation costs in order to put together a business case for investing in expatriate partner support. After completing a simple online survey, not only were companies able to compare the cost of expatriate partner support with overall expatriation expenses, but the study also provided valuable benchmarking information. Companies were able to compare their figures for different aspects of the expatriation cycle to the other 12 Danish companies that participated.

The business case also outlined recent research findings associated with the essentiality of expatriate partner support for protecting investments, also outlining the benefits for the company that result by providing expatriate partner support. For example, research has shown that investing in expatriate partner support helps to ensure optimal work performance from the expatriate throughout the expatriation period as they are likely to be less preoccupied with their partner’s welfare if they know that they are being taken care of.

The survey consists of 15 multiple choice questions and should not take more than 15 minutes. If your company would like to take part in the survey, and would like a business case for expatriate partner support with figures from your company, also an opportunity to gain benchmarking information within this field, don’t hesitate to contact us. The business case is an ideal document for an HR department who are contemplating offering this service and need to present documentation to decision makers.

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