American organizations, as compared to organizations in other countries, are more likely to relocate their employees. A new survey shows, however, that the way employers transfer employees is changing, out of employees' desire for greater flexibility.
In the past, employers relocated employees permanently, "on sequential, multi-year moves from one place to another." Now, more and more employers are using short-term and temporary transfers. In fact, 75 percent said they used them for training, and 72 said they used them for specific projects.
Seventy-eight percent of survey participants said that "changing employee needs or expectations is driving the need for increased flexibility." Respondents said that creating "a positive experience for employees" is a priority. Chris Bosak "Survey: Companies face cost, flexibility challenges when relocating employees," www.newstimes.com (Aug. 29, 2017).