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What are the barriers to a successful international assignment?

The number of employees going on international assignments continues to rise. Expatriate assignments are full of opportunities for both the organisation and their assignees, however there remain barriers that can limit their success.

ECA’s latest Managing Mobility Survey focussed on discovering the main challenges that companies find inhibit the success of their long-term international assignments (LTIAs), as well as the measures being employed to overcome them.

Here we have a summary capturing some of the survey’s key findings:

Managing Mobility Survey highlights


If you would like further insights into how other companies are managing the challenges of their international assignments, the report from the survey is available to purchase online.

Get in touch if you would like more information on how to prepare your employees for a potential move abroad. ECA’s International Assignment Guides discuss the main scenarios expatriating families face before, during and after an assignment.

  Please contact us to speak to a member of our team directly.

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