Wellness and the Success of International Assignee Programs
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.
We will discuss mental health and building resilience, lifestyle diseases and the impact of travel and international assignments have on an individual’s wellness.
Dr. Nhlanhla Mpofu, International SOS Medical Director, Occupational Health - Australasia
Dr Mpofu provides clinical governance and technical advice on the Occupational Health programs for International SOS clients. Today Dr Mpofu supports clients with the design of health screening, resiliency and site based and corporate health programs. Within International SOS, Dr Mpofu has also held positions such as Coordinating Doctor and Deputy Medical Director, providing health care to national and expatriate remote sites workers and surrounding communities in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
Louise Rolland, Executive Director, EY - People Advisory Services
Louise previously held the position of Professor Work and Ageing. In this capacity she led national and international research projects and worked closely with firms in Australia and internationally on strategic people initiatives. Louise is expert in global and national labour market trends and the related implications for government and business, more recently her attention has focused on how organisations pragmatically respond to the emerging future of work. She has also investigated the relationships between the employee experience, productivity, wellbeing and resilience at work over the last decade.
Steven Dover, Director - Human Resources, Australian Council for Educational Research
Thursday, 10 May, 2018
07:30 to 09:30AM
EY Building, Level 23, 8 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
- Complimentary to Corporate HR.
- £75 for global mobility suppliers, per person, assuming the supplier has a valid Supplier Membership of £350.