Discussions about risk and talent mobility often revolve around security or compliance issues and assignee attrition. Many organizations take for granted that expatriate turnover is higher than for locals. Shocking figures circulate about typical expatriate attrition, but the validity of these figures is difficult to gauge due to the absence of common definition and lack of contextual information. In any case, losing highly qualified mobile talent or can become a significant burden for the company.

However, human capital risks go beyond employee attrition. Among the top concerns of managers are a host of other issues, ranging from the inability to close gaps in skills and talent, to low employee engagement and productivity. All these issues influence or are affected by talent mobility practices.

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