The decision to choose a job in another country has a major impact, both professional and private. People make this choice for completely different reasons. Young talent who is not yet bound often wants to take the opportunity to gain experience abroad. For some others the financial reasons are decisive, while there are also professionals who emigrate because the specific development opportunities they are looking for are not available in their own country. Before making the decision, it is good to consider why you want to make this step. For what period do you want to go abroad, how does this contribute to your career, what is your family situation like and what financial consequences does the departure entail? How do the expat and his or her family see their new life? How will their lifestyle change and do they see themselves becoming part of the local society?
Introducing expats into the organization also brings new questions for the employer. For example, how to deal with language and cultural differences, involvement in housing and also the social aspects that the newcomers experience, especially in the first months.
At Team4Code we pay a lot of attention to good preparation. This starts with the processing of the application. We thoroughly discuss all aspects of the relocation with the client, especially if he has no experience with foreign employees. We also have several conversations with the candidate expat before we introduce him or her to a customer. If it can be organized, we try to organize a trial period prior to the final relocation, in which the candidate will work on location for a few weeks.
In consultation with the client and expat, we help with the process of arranging the visa and finding suitable housing. Especially with relocation it is extra important that a lot of attention is paid to onboarding, and during the first six months we maintain monthly contact with the client and expat. In doing so, we evaluate developments against the expectations that have been expressed in advance. And we help the expat where necessary and where we can. To do that well, we only guide expats to countries where we have a local presence.
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