The rise of the Millennial expat is something that certainly has the attention of the mobility industry. As this generation increases its presence within the workplace, so does their global footprint.
This is something that definitely has our attention here at Oler Relo too. In tailoring our international moving solutions for our clients around the world, it’s important for us to address any and all challenges that might come to light, given viewpoints and expectations of a new generation of international assignees.
The Allure of International Assignments for Millennials
Just like every other generation of employees, the Millennials are also motivated by career advancement and higher wages, but they are also expressing their desire for having global experiences and being exposed to different cultures. International assignments provide just such an experience, while satisfying their need for professional growth.
Recent studies have even pointed to the fact that Millennials seem to place equal importance on the experience aspect of being able to work in another country, just like they do when seeking favorable experiences in other areas of their lives.
What are the Challenges?
So, what are some of the challenges of having this increase in Millennials going on international assignments? Millennials have been described as the DIY generation, that orders goods and services online, with the expectation of immediacy. In other words, they don’t like to wait. Not for anything! While this works really well when using Uber for transportation services, or Amazon when looking for the quick and easy order and delivery of pretty much everything, it can be a bit trickier when preparing for an international move.
The Millennial perception and expectation of instant service can cause challenges when working through a traditional supply chain where instant service might not be prudent, or even possible, given the logistical nature of the international move process. So, managing expectations is an important part of the counseling that needs to happen on the frontend. This ensures that all aspects of the move are being carefully considered and well explained.
Trusted Partners Are Essential to Success of the Move
Having trusted partners are essential to the success of every move, regardless of where in the world someone needs to go. At Oler Relo, we have spent several decades building a global network of trusted partners and providers. These relationships are very important to us, as we know we can rely on our supply chain partners, just as they can rely on us. This is a core benefit for our clients when working with us, and something we value greatly as a company.
By having strong partners throughout the world, we know that local customs and best practices are being followed and implemented, and we pass that knowledge on to our clients.
And, if an issue arises that requires an immediate response or action, having trusted partners on the ground at various locations all over the world can be invaluable. Oftentimes, that location might be thousands of miles away, so it is important to know that you have a local partner that is looking out for your best interests.
Why Oler Relo?
As an agent for UniGroup Worldwide, Oler Relo is able to offer service guarantees that our competitors cannot. With exclusive access to a network of over 1,300 service centers throughout 180 countries, we are able to ease your transition to your new lifestyle when moving abroad with complete confidence. Together, UniGroup Worldwide members handle over 20,000 international relocations every year. You can count on our professional, accredited service to make your international move go more smoothly than you thought possible.
Do you need assistance with a relocation to an international location? We would be happy to assist you and answer any questions you might have. Please contact us today!