Many of the organizations in the not-for-profit sector are active internationally with a combination of local staff, international staff, and volunteers based in their home country and abroad. Passport Career offers support to both staff and volunteers.
Every global mobility professional can attest that one of the most common causes of assignment refusal and expat turnover is the issue of spouse/partner employment abroad. However, with Passport Career, international non-profits can provide a high quality and low cost online career support system that can be used to assist accompanying spouses/partners who are seeking employment as well as those seeking alternatives to employment. We provide the accompanying spouse/partner (also known as the trailing spouse or expat spouse) of relocating employees (internationally and locally) with a global job search and life transition resources with interactive support. Passport Career also supports spouses who can’t or choose not to work, including those who may be seeking alternative opportunities such as professional development, continuing education, or volunteer options. Support is also available to spouses/partners who stay behind due to unaccompanied assignments or extended business travel.
Employees on international assignments can benefit from Passport Career’s comprehensive country/city destination profiles as well as our expertise on cross-cultural differences and local business etiquette – all in one place. Additionally, our extensive lists of professional networking opportunities can increase the assignee’s productivity and effectiveness in the new work environment from day one. Likewise, our comprehensive lists of social and expat networking possibilities lead to faster adjustment and satisfaction with a new home country/city, all of which also leads back to increased productivity and effectiveness in the workplace. Passport Career resources can be made available to the assignee prior to, throughout, and post-assignment.
Internationally assigned volunteers as well as in-country volunteers working with people from around the world (immigrants, refugees, etc.) can benefit from comprehensive country/city profiles as well as knowledge on cross-cultural differences and local business etiquette – all in one place. Our extensive lists of professional networking opportunities can increase the volunteer’s productivity and effectiveness in the new work environment from day one. Likewise, our comprehensive lists of social and expat networking possibilities lead to faster adjustment and satisfaction with a new home country/city, all of which also leads back to increased productivity and effectiveness in the workplace. Passport Career resources can be made available to the volunteer prior to, throughout, and post-assignment.
HR Support Staff in Country and Stationed Abroad
HR professionals are constantly busy with a long list of responsibilities and tasks. However, supporting internationally assigned employees, spouses/partners, and families is made easier for HR professionals with a single source support network: Passport Career. We provide detailed information, training, and support directly to the end user. For example, our Resources section offers data, surveys, presentations, white papers, lists of providers, and other useful mobility related information for quick reference. Passport Career also offers White Globe Services specifically tailored to an individual user.
After the international assignment ends, international non-profit staff and volunteers come home from abroad to an environment that has changed while they were away. For repatriated staff and volunteers we offer unique career tools to help them frame their international experiences, reacclimatize to their work or personal relationships, and reintegrate themselves into their home culture.
We live in an era of globalized business interactions, resulting in an increasing number of international non-profit employees that are involved in foreign negotiations and business travel abroad. As a result, employees often find themselves interacting with colleagues from other countries and working on country-specific assignments. By using Passport Career,international non-profits can rest assured that all their employees have up-to-date working knowledge on any foreign country with which your international non-profit negotiates at their disposal. This includes an awareness of cross-cultural differences and local business etiquette, country/city profiles, and professional networking information specific to that country. Many international non-profits find that giving all employees access to this information only enhance their work performance.