Tag Archives: home leave

7 tips on surviving home leave

It’s almost that time again: the start of the annual expat migration back home. Some of you will be going home to stay… but we’ll talk about that another day. Today I’d like to focus on home leave instead. Home … Continue reading

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Families adjust better to expatriate life with support from HR

HR’s obligations to expatriates don’t end once they relocate abroad. Ongoing effort is required to support the family throughout the overseas assignment. Trailing spouses constantly strive for emotional homeostasis: a delicate balancing act between appreciating what they’ve gained through expat … Continue reading

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10 ways repatriation is nothing like home leave

10. You’re no longer a rock star. Returning home in a burst of glory every year is like the Second Coming (or Third, or Fourth, depending on how many times you take leave.) Everyone is excited to see you, schedules … Continue reading

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