A look at the challenges employers face with an increasingly mobile workforce

… It’s also important to carefully screen candidates, says Paul Wittes, director of global partners, trauma and privacy at Morneau Shepell Ltd. Besides the necessary skills for an overseas position, candidates should also be mentally prepared to go through a big lifestyle change, he notes. Employers can have a “star in the office,” says Wittes, but if these employees aren’t supported during their time abroad, employers run the risk of a work assignment running amok.

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