The Family Global Mobility Survey - Working towards better support for families moving around the world

Do you have a story about moving and settling your family for work?

We would love to hear it!

Please fill in our 5 minute survey & share your story.

At Enhanced Relocation we are looking to make global relocation better for every family.

This survey is for us to gain a deeper understanding and establish evidence of the needs of globally mobile families experiencing relocation, expatriation and repatriation (or deciding to stay).

We would like to ask you some questions about your experience of moving for work. We are collecting stories to build evidence, so we can encourage companies to be more directly supportive of the whole of an employee's family.

Our vision is to have holistic support for globally mobile families as the new way of doing better business.

Traditionally employee packages associated with global mobility of staff are focussed on the individual employee and are often limited to practical things like finding accommodation.

We believe that the faster the employee can feel ‘normal’ in their new location the happier and more productive they can be in their new role. We also know from our own experience that the happier and more supported the employee's family feels, the greater the chances of success of the relocation for everyone; the employee, the trailing spouse, any children and the company requiring the relocation.

Please help us to spread our vision and support this idea by contributing your story.

This survey will collect your e-mail address, but unless you specify otherwise, we will only use this to acknowledge your response. It will not be used for sales and marketing purposes and we will not share your address with anyone else. However, there is an option at the end of the survey for you to get more involved, if you wish, and we would love this!

If you would like to know more about us, please check out our website at EnhancedRelocation.com.

Thank you for your interest.




Please complete the survey below and assist us to optimise the experiences of globally mobile families.
Email address *
We're all in it together
1. How would you define yourself?
2. What is your country of origin?
Your answer
3. a.How many domestic relocations have you undertaken in your working life? (Where your community has changed, not just your house.)
b.How many international relocations have you undertaken in your working life?
4. How many years have you spent in each country outside your country of birth e.g. Australia (birth country), China (4), UK (2)...
Your answer
5. Did you experience a significant amount of time outside your passport country as a child?
6. Which of these statements apply to your most recent relocation?
7. Is your most recent relocation:
8. I am
9. Has coaching ever been offered as part of a relocation for you, your partner or your children?
Yes
No
Not Applicable
You
Your partner
Any of your children
10a. Thinking about your experience, what do you consider were the top 3 challenges with relocating? In your first month.
1st
2nd
3rd
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Understanding the business culture
Understanding the country / regions culture
Finding our way around
Working out where to live
Finding schools / care for your children
Loss of previous locations family & friend network
Knowing who to ask for help
Finding temporary accomodation
Feeling safe
Keeping my children happy
Disconnecting with friends & family back home
Keeping everyone in my family happy & positive
Language
Other
If other please specify.
Your answer
10b. Thinking about your experience, what do you consider were the top 3 challenges with relocating? In your first year.
1st
2nd
3rd
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Understanding the business culture
Understanding the country / regions culture
Making friends
Integrating into your new community
Loss of previous locations family & friend network
Finding a new purpose in the new location
Helping my children integrate into the community
Staying in touch with friends & family back home
Keeping everyone in my family happy & positive
Finding a permanent home
Knowing who to ask for help
Other
If other please specify.
Your answer
11. How useful would the following be to assist families to thrive in a new location?
Not applicable
Not useful
Slightly useful
Very useful
Extremely useful
Indispensable
Support in choosing the right place to live and securing accommodation
Help settling in: dealing with banks, utilities, authorities etc.
Support finding and securing appropriate education for children
An agreed upon, overall plan of what you would each like to gain from the relocation
Access or introduction to social network with other relocating families
12. How useful would the following be to assist employees to thrive in a new location?
Not applicable
Not useful
Slightly useful
Very useful
Extremely useful
Indispensable
Training to understand the company's culture
Personal and professional development
Individual coaching
Language training
Cultural training
Assistance in accessing leisure activities
Opportunity to connect with other people who have recently relocated
13. How useful would the following be to assist the trailing spouse to thrive in a new location?
Not applicable
Not useful
Slightly useful
Very useful
Extremely useful
Indispensable
Training to understand the employee's company's culture
Personal and professional development
Individual coaching
Language training
Cultural training
Assistance in accessing leisure activities
Assistance to find work or study
Access or introduction to social network with other relocating families
Assistance to find other social networking opportunities
Assistance with helping children settle more quickly into their new community
14. How useful would the following be to assist children to thrive in a new location?
Not applicable
Not useful
Slightly useful
Very useful
Extremely useful
Indispensable
Personal development
Individual coaching
Language training
Cultural training
Leisure activities
Assistance to find work (if older child)
Assistance to access appropriate study
Assistance to find appropriate social networking opportunities
Access or introduction to social network with other relocating families
15. Are there any other areas of support you think would be important?
Your answer
16. How attractive would you find the opportunity of moving to the United Kingdom for work?
Not attractive
Very attractive
17. What would make working in the United Kingdom more attractive for you?
Your answer
18. How important do you believe the support given to the employee is to the success of a relocation?
Not important
Extremely important
19. How important do you believe the support given to the trailing spouse is to the success of a relocation?
Not important
Extremely important
20. How important do you believe the support given to the children is to the success of a relocation?
Not important
Extremely important
21. Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your experience of relocating for work? Sharing your story will help us to help other families.
Your answer
22. Would like to be kept informed of the results of this survey? Please tick the box below and we will email you the results once it is complete.
23. Would like to be kept informed about our activities at Enhanced Relocation via our mailing list?
24. May we use your story in our website and marketing materials?
And nationality
Your answer
If you answered yes, please supply your name.
Your answer
Thank you!
We are very grateful to you for taking the time to complete this survey.

If you would like to find out more about what we do at Enhanced Relocation please visit our website.

www.EnhancedRelocation.com


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