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Swiss employers experience similar trends in partner and spouse relocation as most companies worldwide.

Partner reluctance to move due to career consideration is the most common reason for not accepting an international assignment.

Today, in almost all cases employees actively involve their partners in the discussion prior to accepting an assignment

The most common reason for a failed assignment, is an unhappy and unintegrated partner in the host location.

Most organizations recognize “partners” as eligible to dual-career support benefits whatever they are legally married, or unmarried, with a partner of the opposite or same sex.

The most frequently encountered objectives of Swiss organizations for their partner support policies are
• Increase Assignment Satisfaction
• Facilitate Assignment Acceptance
• Support Diversity and Equality

Globally, in 2017, 90% of employers offer some forms of support to the relocating partner .

More information about global trends:

Sandrine van den Oudenhoven

About the author:
sandrinepicture_contactSandrine van den Oudenhoven helps dual career couples to make their relocation in Switzerland a project for both. With the job4U2 programs, she is supporting the accompanying partners’ professional integration by sharing her knowledge of the Swiss economic network, of the recruiters’ expectations and custom, but also by deploying her ability to nurture individuals’ motivation and positive energy during this period of major changes.