In Country Orientation
Travelling to a new assignment in an unfamiliar country can be a daunting process, but with offices in 45 countries our recruitment consultants are on hand to give candidates all the help they need.
We help you settle in to new locations, offering support services such as pre-mobilisation information, meeting you at the airport on arrival, and helping with the local language. In areas of risk we work with our global network of approved partners to provide you with all the information and support you need to ensure you keep safe. Where necessary, we transport people in armoured vehicles and provide familiarisation tours to enhance the security profile.
You can find out more about our security services here.
We can assist with navigating through the many personal administrative tasks required of an expatriate abroad.
Just some of the ways in which we support our contractors with this service include arranging social security registrations, local driving licences, mortgage assistance, local IT support, language translation or finding work for a spouse.
We will also ensure that you are comfortable in your new location by providing all the home comforts you’re used to. This includes help decorating a new property, registering with local sports and leisure facilities, securing home delivered shopping services and even sending flowers back home.
Our in-country orientation services are designed to ensure that you are ready and happy to start work on the agreed date.
Our candidate’s challenge
Our candidate, an American national, had been offered a long term contract vacancy working in Lagos, Nigeria. However, he was uncertain about the location, expressing concern about relocating with his family to such an unfamiliar area.
With a global network of strategically located offices, we were able to supply our candidate and his family with a full in-country orientation solution. Prior to accepting the job and being mobilised, one of our Nigerian consultants was in touch with the candidate to discuss the benefits and drawbacks to life in Nigeria. He also agreed to help our candidate secure places at the local international school for his children and sent information on the best areas to live in.
After lengthy discussions and advice about the area and potential lifestyle change, our candidate decided to accept the position and relocate with his family to Lagos. As well as arranging full mobilisation, we were there to meet him and his family at the airport, transporting them to their new accommodation. When they were ready, we also provided a guided tour of the local area including the children’s new school, local amenities and potential areas for long term accommodation.