How Can This Migration Report Help Your International Employees?
Government initiatives are blunt instruments and often don’t solve your problems or change the attitude of host country nationals to migrants. Brexit and the Alt-Right demonstrate how these instruments can fail and borders can be closed.
The mood of a nation can change over time, but the current political climate will affect international assignment and their success.
Depending on the country that you are sending your employees to, you can anticipate the response of the local population to them by reviewing the levels and type of migration in the country in the OECD report. Often people target employees because of the difference between income and cultural norms of the employee’s home and vs. that of host countries.
Local people can often feel resentment about jobs being given to foreigners, even if they are successful and well paid and career development can be stunted by local employees appealing to patriotic ideas instead of working as a team. When people arrive they are a novelty and people engage with them about their culture. Eventually you or your host nation becomes tired of the pretense and the country where you live takes over from the place where you acquired a sense of cultural identity.
When you attempt to transition from being a foreigner to a citizen, you’ll find opposition to the idea that you belong based on local population or government’s resistance to your inclusion.
Here’s a look at the overall picture of managed labor migration in OECD countries.
The OECD report covers more than managed labor migration. It covers migration as a whole. You can learn:
- how many migrants there are by country
- the type of migration that is happening in each country
- the techniques different countries are using for integration.
Here’s the report:
Why Participate in Employers Together for Integration?
Employers Together for Integration was launched at the second meeting of the European Dialogue on Skills and Migration. It was part of the European Business Summit on 23 May 2017 in Brussels.
Here are the organizations that are already involved:
Take a look at the key points on how to ensure integration and success for migrants.