It has been a year of monumental difficulty and change. For globally-mobile employees, defined as expatriates and inpatriates, navigating foreign working environments amidst a global pandemic brings a new set of challenges. According to MetLife’s latest expatriate report, based on the 19th Annual U.S. Employee Benefits Trends Study, globally-mobile employees are experiencing higher levels of stress, burnout, and depression than in previous years—and this trend is on the rise.
DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT
Understandably, globally-mobile employees are leaning on their employee benefits to combat these feelings. They’re looking to leverage their health, as well as voluntary benefits, to improve their stress and anxiety levels. So much so that globally-mobile employees express higher engagement and satisfaction levels with benefits, compared to their peers.
This satisfaction has led to higher expectations of employers. Seventy-one percent of globally-mobile employees believe employers are responsible for the mental health of their employees, and 69% believe employers are responsible for employee financial health.
Despite global uncertainty, the demand for expatriate opportunities isn’t going away.
The data demonstrates a unique opportunity to shape the employee experience for a growing segment of workers. By focusing on benefits customization—including addressing the benefit trends and concerns expressed by globally-mobile employees—organizations can position themselves as an “employer of choice” while improving employee performance and productivity.