Commuting is common
Today it’s very common for long commute back and forth to work. People travel several miles to their job every day which can be a great advantage or disadvantage. Some people take the train and get a lot of work done during the commute, giving them complete leisure time when they come home after work, while others drive a car two hours a day and get stuck in traffic. Long commute to work is very common, but sometimes the commute is too long and one have to move. In many industries, it has become more common to go off and carry out projects abroad for a period of time, so called global mobility projects, and in such cases there is much to think about.
Global mobility projects
There are numerous companies working with global mobility projects, companies in sales and purchasing are just two examples. When a company is to send employees on global mobility projects there are several factors to consider and many issues that arise. Is it safe to send the employee abroad? What happens if the employee gets sick? How do one find suitable accommodation for her or him during this period? There are many questions that need to be answered and there is a lot of investigation behind this kind of projects, if one doesn’t already have settlements from previously stays. Another important issue is how the company will compensate the employee for having to move and leave home for a period of time. Increase the salary and/or offer free accommodation? Once all these questions have been solved, one may also clear up how the move will be carried out. The company, of course, wants to facilitate the move as much as they can and make it as smooth as possible for the employee, as the relocation is a great commitment and possible sacrifice for the employee though he or she may have a family or a partner which also must be taken in consideration. But aside of this extensive process, global mobility projects it’s often a huge opportunity and a very exciting adventure for the employee.