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Keeping Overseas Staff Connected
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Q: What are some of the most effective means of keeping an employee "plugged in" to the company during a global assignment?

A: While your employees will no doubt embrace the challenges that await them in their new assignments, even the most adventurous will want to feel tethered to the company during their stay in the destination country. One of the easiest ways to accomplish this is to keep your employees linked to your corporate intranet, letting them access company news and developments, or delivering custom messages through your relocation provider's e-service system.

Companies may also wish to assign mentors who will remain in contact with the assignee from time to time to keep them "in the loop". In fact, the results of one of our recent Question of the Month surveys indicates that an increasing number of companies are assigning mentors and giving former assignees the opportunity to become mentors, thereby giving the assignees that link to the company.

David Croft is Director of Business Development, Canada for Weichert Relocation
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