The Covid pandemic has spurred companies and employees to reassess work models and locations, and to consider more flexible, cost-effective ways to achieve business objectives. While not new, short-term assignments can be an effective workaround to current obstacles to employee relocation—from reluctance to relocate to a frenzied real estate market and global restrictions.
Short-term assignments are a “lite” form of talent mobility, enabling businesses to achieve specific, finite project objectives with less expense and disruption. International short term assignments have a longer history, arising as a relatively inexpensive alternative to global relocation. Domestic short-term assignments became more popular over the past 15 years, as the U.S. recovered from the Great Recession. Read More