My spouse does not want to leave at the same time as me, because he or she does not want to leave his job at the moment.
International mobility is increasingly experienced as a super powerful professional lever. For the employees concerned, it is also a personal adventure that starts. Packaged by the project, however, you are worried that your spouse will postpone leaving to keep his job. Like many employees in professional expatriation, you wonder how to reconcile international mobility and career of the spouse.
Is the dual career compatible with international mobility? How to do it when your spouse is very satisfied with their current career and can not fix it in parentheses? How to organize a smooth journey for the one who shares your life and legitimately wants to find a professional benefit?
For the spouse, the news of a professional mobility is a new page that opens to your advantage and not to his own. Several types of reaction exist, all of which require listening.
According to the testimonies collected, the enthusiasm is often present at the beginning of the project, especially among 25-35 year olds. Refractory reactions are rare. Most spouses rejoice for their husband or wife. The question of their own career follows, with concern or confidence depending on the context, the current situation and the type of position held.
From the beginning, the spouse’s employment situation should be considered as important as that of the one who leaves.
HR explain that more and more often they have to face a desire of spouses to be involved as professionals in the expatriation project.
Can a partnership be envisaged? In what form ?
Some companies find an unexpected but interesting opportunity. Passivity in the process of international mobility is no longer appropriate. Today’s spouses only agree to leave if they are convinced that they play a rewarding role.