Newsroom | 05 November 2015

Cigna and National Foreign Trade Council Global Mobility Trends Survey Results

Contact:

Cigna
Jessica Iben, +1-302-797-3299
Jessica.Iben@Cigna.com
or
Edelman
Jackie Kahn, 202-538-0128
Jackie.Kahn@edelman.com
or
The Fratelli Group
Jennifer Cummings, +1-202-822-9491
jcummings@fratelli.com

  • Better communication of mobility benefits still needed – 38% received only one communication prior to departure
  • Expats need more support from employers, particularly around local culture and lifestyle
  • Repatriation just as tough as expatriation – Only 54% of expatriates say their employer offers a formal repatriation program
  • Global mobility increasingly appearing more like a lifestyle choice than an economic obligation; evolving into a career unto itself

WILMINGTON, Del. , November 05, 2015 - Communication gaps continue to limit expatriates' understanding of benefits offered by their employers

  • Better communication of mobility benefits still needed – 38% received only one communication prior to departure
  • Expats need more support from employers, particularly around local culture and lifestyle
  • Repatriation just as tough as expatriation – Only 54% of expatriates say their employer offers a formal repatriation program
  • Global mobility increasingly appearing more like a lifestyle choice than an economic obligation; evolving into a career unto itself