Dual-Career Assistance: The one service that can make or break a relocation
When planning your global relocation program, you need to consider the relocating spouse/partner’s situation as well.
More often than not, the employee’s spouse/partner has their own career, so moving to a new location means they most likely have to leave that career behind, along with the family’s secondary income.
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Understandably, the impact of relocation on the career of a spouse/partner can be a major hurdle. WHR Group offers third-party programs that can help address this important concern and provide support services, such as assisting with career/résumé counseling and offering access to local networking groups.
Dual-Career Assistance helps relocating families better adjust to a new location as a whole. Common benefits for a spouse/partner receiving this service include:
- Pre-assignment counseling
- Finding networking opportunities
- Résumé preparation
- Interview skill assessment
- One-on-one coaching
- Acquiring work permits
- Job search assistance
Why is Dual-Career Assistance important?
The employee’s spouse/partner should be aware of existing obstacles to finding employment and maintaining a career after relocating. They also need to understand the many personal, professional, and financial implications that the relocation might pose, especially if moving to a different country.
However, providing Dual-Career Assistance as part of your global relocation program can be the deciding factor on whether or not your employee will accept the relocation opportunity. Not only does this service minimize any financial risk to the relocating family, it also allows the spouse/partner to feel just as included and purposeful as the relocating employee and avoid the struggle of finding work in their new surroundings.