If an employee is moving to a dangerous or unstable location, they are more likely to require additional support.
Many businesses compensate globally mobile employees financially in the form of a ‘quality of living allowance’. While monetary compensation may be helpful it should not replace the emotional support an expat may require if they are impacted by things they see or experience inside or outside work. International health insurance helps expats access medical treatment as soon as possible. Ensure your expat insurance programme includes medical evacuation or repatriation should suitable treatment not be available locally. The treatment of physical injury is not the only requirement when an employee experiences trauma. An expat assistance programme (EAP) allows an employee who has been through a difficult experience to speak to a trained professional soon after the event.