Good and bad news for employers with expat workforce
A new survey of expatriates from Cigna and the National Foreign Trade Council finds good and bad news for employers whose workers are on assignment outside their home countries.
- 59% of expats said they didn't know whether their employer would track what happens to them after they return home. This low awareness score can be translated into dissatisfaction, as expats perceive lack of employer interest in them after their assignment concludes.
- 70% saying they relied on their laptops to access information and only 10% saying they preferred to use a smartphone.
- 78% of expats or their family members have accessed medical care while on assignment. Expats under age 34 were considerably less informed about the specifics of their health plans.
A new survey from Cigna and the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) shows areas of dissatisfaction among the globally mobile workforce that may jeopardize employees' successful completion of assignments outside their home countries and diminish their employers' return on investment in them.