"Beyond the Employee: Why Including Spouse Career Support in Relocation Discussions is Crucial for Success"

By: Together Abroad 05-05-2023 2:43 PM
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"Beyond the Employee: Why Including Spouse Career Support in Relocation Discussions is Crucial for Success"

Relocating for a job can be a daunting task, not just for the employee but also for their spouse/partner and family. However, too often, companies only communicate with the employee about the relocation, leaving the family to endure the brunt of the move. This approach can lead to increased stress, anxiety, and reduced productivity, ultimately affecting the employee's job performance.
Involving the spouse/partner and family in employee relocation discussions is crucial for a successful move. It provides an open, yet confidential forum for the family to discuss the pros and cons of the relocation and alleviates any fear of the unknown. Companies should recognize that employee and family needs vary greatly, and an astute employer will provide support and assistance to both the employee and their family.

One aspect that often goes unnoticed is the spouse/partner's career. The loss of a job can be challenging, particularly for a trailing spouse, who is often the one to put their career aspirations on hold when relocating. However, companies can offer spouse/partner career support to help their partners navigate the local job market and secure employment opportunities.
Together Abroad's Partner | Spouse Career Support Programme is a bespoke professional career support program that helps partners or spouses of highly skilled migrants in the Netherlands understand their career path options and search for job opportunities that facilitate their entrance to their desired career choice.
The program focuses on various topics, such as networking in the Netherlands, different job hunting techniques, how to navigate various recruitment processes, constructing a good CV, writing a good motivation letter, preparing for interviews, and much more. Through this program, spouses/partners can increase their confidence, knowledge, and ability to progress along their desired career path.

In conclusion, involving the spouse/partner and family in employee relocation discussions and providing career support to the spouse/partner is essential for a successful relocation. It sets a positive tone, increases productivity, and improves employee satisfaction, which ultimately benefits both the employee and the company. So, companies should recognize the importance of spouse/partner career support in relocation discussions and offer programs like Together Abroad's Partner | Spouse Career Support Programme to support their employees and their families.

If you want to learn more about Together Abroad's Partner | Spouse Career Support Programme and how it can benefit your relocation process, please contact us today! Book a meeting in our agenda: Book your meeting here

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