It's no surprise that even back in 2007, Mercer highlighted in a study that "74% of expats feel that their organisations are not doing enough to help alleviate the causes" of stress. Awkwaaaaard! These numbers don't seem far off from what other studies and industry resources hear every day.
Don’t be that organisation! And, with only "58% of international assignments deemed to be a success," how supported your employees feel has a direct impact on your talent retention and whether an assignment ends up being worth the investment.
This article validates the importance of recognising and supporting the mental health of your expat and family population.
Check out our white paper, Exploring Expat Mental Health which provides some simple steps you can take to improve your preparedness and reduce the risk.
In a survey on mental health issues faced by expatriates, depression turned out to be most prevalent condition (with a 50% increase between 2014-16), followed by anxiety (28% prevalence increase).