Wellness and the success of international assignee programs
We discussed mental health and building resilience, lifestyle diseases and the impact of travel and international assignments have on an individual’s wellness at the Melbourne Chapter Meeting on 10th May, 2018.
Melbourne Chapter Meeting on the 10th May 2018 was titled “Wellness and the Success of International Assignee Programs " and hosted by International SOS and EY.
The number of international assignments among multinationals grew by 25% between 2000 and 2016. While international assignments are becoming more strategic, they do still pose challenges and risks to employees and organisations. One challenge includes the increased pressure on employers to reduce the cost of international assignments. A typical assignment costs at least two to three times an employee’s annual salary or $1 million per assignee.
The health and wellbeing of assignees and their families is an important step in ensuring assignment success. In this round table discussion we will talk on the seven aspects of wellness and workshop the challenges companies face with setting staff up for the best possible experience as well as mitigation measures organisations can take to avoid the costs of a failed assignment.
The panel, facilitated by Dr. Nhlanhla Mpofu, International SOS Medical Director, Occupational Health - Australasia Discussed mental health and building resilience, lifestyle diseases and the impact of travel and international assignments have on an individual’s wellness.
Panel of Speakers:
- Louise Rolland, Executive Director, EY - People Advisory Services
- Steven Dover, Director - Human Resources, Australian Council for Educational Research
See the slide deck for the detailed information
International SOS kindly shared the following papers with the community:
- Occupational Health Report: The Global Evidence and Value
- CIGNA Global Study Health and Wellbeing Index 2017
- Return on Prevention Study
- Business Travel & Emotional Support Study AUST/ NZ 2018
Want to know more about the Melbourne Chapter Meeting or receive updates on future events? Please email Aysegul Kayahan