Overseas relocations well worth the trip

Three personal accounts highlight alluring mix of rewards and challenges
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/25/2008

When employees relocate overseas, many employers provide considerable support and services, such as housing searches, disposal of principal residence, moving of household effects, private medical coverage, allowances, financial advice or medical assessments. Plus there are the perks, such as a company car, furnished accommodation or round trips to the home country. But when it comes to the cultural adjustment, employees often find they’re on their own. And it’s the little things that can make a big difference in how smoothly the relocation goes, especially in the early days.

Danielle Bibas
Director of health and beauty care Canada
Procter & Gamble