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How to help expats celebrate for the holidays

Posted by Staff on Dec 22, 2014 8:41:00 AM

With the holiday season upon us, it’s important to keep in mind that this time of year can be especially daunting for new transferees, some of whom will be away from their family and friends for the first time. Homesickness, nostalgia and loneliness are some of the most common feelings a transferee might experience while on assignment, but there are ways the company can help them cope.

1.   Host a holiday company party

A well-planned company/department party can give expats who are spending the holidays alone an opportunity to socialize and bond with their coworkers.

Holiday parties are also a great way to express appreciation for employees and can ultimately boost the sense of camaraderie among team members. Consider including the new employees in the planning of the event and publicly introduce them.

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Topics: Expat, Holiday

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