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  1. 1. Welcome to the launch ofFamilies In Global Transition FIGT UK Affiliate June 21 2012
  2. 2. Agenda• Sponsors• Todays Objectives• Who’s in the room!• Speaker – Mary Channer• FIGT Introduction• Expat Global Data• Global Mobility Picture• FIGT UK Research• FIGT UK – Next Steps 2012/13 Programme• Questionnaire• Networking and Drinks!
  3. 3. SponsorsMove Forward
  4. 4. Todays Objectives• Spread the word about FIGT• Launch feedback questionnaire• 2012-2013 FIGT UK Programme
  5. 5. Who’s Here? Education/Research (18) Relocation Services (18) Tax/Financial/Legal (10) Coaching/Training/Language (8) Counsellors/Psychologists (4) Corporate/Busines (4) Missionaries (3) Media (3) Elder Care (3) Community (2) Visa (2) Recruitment (2) Military (2) Foreign Service (1)
  6. 6. A view of global transition in Oxfordshire Mary Channer
  7. 7. 1970’sUK visitors demanded by landlordsRental legislation gave security of tenureFear of refusing to leaveMarket small – academics on sabbatical, US military
  8. 8. 1980’sVisiting scientists to JET project at CulhamBritish scientists to GenevaGrowth of US visitors – education, language schoolsJapanese begin to arrive
  9. 9. 1990’sVisitors from all over European UnionOverseas businesses establishing UK basesLatterly, Eastern Europeans, Russians
  10. 10. 2000 onwardsTruly global -Motor racing connectionsExpansion of Oxford BrookesExpansion of Oxford as a medical centreArmed forcesStart-up businessesChinese visitors
  11. 11. Top 10 overseas Applicants & Tenants1. United States 177 countries viewed the website2. Germany June 2011 – May 20123. China 15% of our landlords live overseas4. Poland • USA5. Australia • France6. Italy • Japan7. France • Australia8. Spain • Germany9. Canada • Hong Kong10. India
  12. 12. Average length of stay• 1970’s sabbatical – 1 year• 1980’s onwards – 3-6 months• Scientists and families – 1-3 years• Language students – 3/6/12 months• Graduates – 1-2 years• Business tenants – 1-3 years• Racing drivers – at least 1 year• Doctors contracts – 6 months• Specific visits – 2 months or more
  13. 13. Our Renting Guides are in 10 languages
  14. 14. Tenant NeedsChoosing the right home is essential forstability of family and positive UKexperience…
  15. 15. FIGTFamilies In Global Transition
  16. 16. FIGT HISTORY• Founded - 1997• Founder - Ruth Van Reken + 3 associates• First Conference - 1998 Ely Lily Corporate Centre Indianapolis• First Speaker - David Pollock• Conference - Annual event• Boston Affiliate - 2009• Seoul Affiliate - 2010• Swiss Affiliate - 2011• UK Affiliate - 2012
  17. 17. FIGT DATA• Engaged - 1700 conference delegates (30+countries)• Sessions - 300+• Engaged Organisations and Individuals - 2700+• Affiliates - 4 (7+ in discussions)• Activities - Annual Conference, Networking, Website Resources, Webinars, Scholarship
  18. 18. FIGT UK - MissionTo engage with all potential stakeholders to provide support, education & research to the UK global transition community
  19. 19. FIGT UK Objectives• Build a local UK network across all sectors• Provide a forum of exchange for globally mobile professionals, families and students• Organise events and discussion forums on all issues of global mobility, cultural transition and relocation• Connect this international community with local service providers and relevant organisations• Develop a valuable resource for cross-cultural education and training• Create a deep sense of community among globally mobile professionals, families and supporting organisations• Empower organisations, individuals and families by sharing research & best practice before during and after international transitions
  20. 20. Transition Challenges• Relocation best practices• Educational balance• Cross cultural challenges• Working spouses• Employee retention• Elder care responsibilities• Third Culture Kids
  21. 21. Expat Global DataHSBC Expat Explorer 2012 - Countries which provide expats with thegreatest benefits in terms of salary and economic rewards dont always providethe best quality of life for children and families.Crown Relocations Permits Foundation Survey - According toaccompanying spouses and partners, 22% of international staff hadpreviously turned down an assignment or terminated an assignmentearly (7%) because of concerns about the partner’s employment orcareer.Brookfield Global Relocation Services - 2012 expat global data survey
  22. 22. Main Causes of Assignment Failure 2% 3% Employees leave to another company 3% 3% 19% Spouse/Partner dissatisfaction 4% Family Concerns 8% Poor Performance Inability to adapt Job did not meet expectations10% 17% Candidate selection Poor assignee management Quality of life 10% 11% Security and safety 10% Renumeration Other 2012 expat global data survey - Brookfield Global Relocation Services
  23. 23. Critical Family Related Issues (ranked as critical/100) Spouse/Partner Dissatisfaction 10% 3% 11% Family Adjustment 48% Childrens Education 12% Difficulty of Location Cross-Cultural Adjustment21% Inability to speak the Language Spouse/Partner Career 38% Length of Assignment 35% 2012 expat global data survey - Brookfield Global Relocation Services
  24. 24. Reasons for Early Assignment Return Family Concerns 20% Complete Assignment Early 33% Accept a New Position in Co3% Career Concerns3%5% Cultural Adjustment Challenges Security Concerns Other 17% 19% 2012 expat global data survey - Brookfield Global Relocation Services
  25. 25. Top 7 Most Difficult Assignment Locations 2012 China * India * Russia * Brazil Saudi Arabia UK USA*(*Top 4 countries cited with the highest assignment failures) 2012 expat global data survey - Brookfield Global Relocation Services
  26. 26. Global MobilityThe Big Picture…
  27. 27. The Changing Face of Global Mobility• Expansion of the BRICS• Shortage of top talent• Changing assignment types, packages and destinations• Professional profile change: GenY, working women, dual career couples, older workers• Needs change: dual career issues, spousal career support, lifestyle/education disruption• Cost reduction initiatives
  28. 28. Assignee Perspective• International assignment complexity• Relocation Challenges• Family Issues• Integration of Services
  29. 29. FIGT UKEDUCATION * NETWORKING * RESEARCH * SUPPORT The ‘Third Culture Kid’ (TCK) Profile
  30. 30. ‘Third Culture Kid’ ProfileDefinition of a Third Culture Kid (TCK):‘A person who has spent a significant partof their developmental years (their childhood)living outside of their parents’ passportcountry, usually for reasons of their parentswork’Pollock, D.C. and van Reken, R.E. (2001) Third Culture Kids:The Experience of Growing Up Among Worlds.Maine: Nicholas Brealey Publishing.
  31. 31. The Third Culture Model Traditional Third CultureCorporate Communities Educators Military NGO’s/ Missionary Foreign Service
  32. 32. The ‘New Normal’ Of Cross Cultural KidsThe definition of a Cross-Cultural Kid (CCK):‘A person who is living in – or meaningfullyinteracting with – two or more culturalenvironments for a significant period of timeduring developmental years of childhood’‘An adult cross-cultural kid (ACCK) is one whogrew up as a CCK’Ruth E. Van Reken, 2002
  33. 33. The Case For Research – The CCK Model 5 TCK’s Domestic TCK’s Cross-Cultural Kids Privileged Bicultural Kids Children of Discrim Minorities inated Biracial Kids International Adoptees Children of Children Immigrants of Children Border- Educational Of landers CCK’s RefugeesCCK Model@2002 Ruth E. Van Reken
  34. 34. FIGT UK Making a DifferenceEDUCATION * NETWORKING * RESEARCH * SUPPORTSupporting families= improved adjustment= support for the employee= success of the assignment from the sponsoring organisations point of view
  35. 35. FIGT UK Next StepsSessions:• CCK - Cross Cultural Kids• Relocation – Oxfordshire• Spouse SupportLaunch Feedback:
  36. 36. Business Card Draw• Bottle of Champagne –• 2013 Conference ticket EuRA - Bucharest 24th - 26th April• ‘Thank you’
  37. 37. FIGT UK
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