Unlocking the value of partner support in Australia: A win-win for all

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In the evolving landscape of modern business and family life, a comprehensive approach to work assignments and relocation is critical. The rise of dual-income families and heightened female workforce participation have revolutionised the concept of what we call ‘partner support’. It’s no longer just about the primary employee; a successful relocation often hinges on the well-being and opportunities for their accompanying partner too.

The importance of partner support

As a couple considering an assignment or relocation, it’s important to explore your financial capabilities and potential for achieving a fulfilling and balanced lifestyle in the host country. Some essential aspects include the right to work, potential for income generation, cost of living, and opportunities for career advancement.

Securing a job in the host country might not be quite as straightforward for the accompanying partner, especially in fields that require local certifications. This is where partner support comes in, playing a crucial role in helping families navigate these challenges.

In Australia, some prominent Crown clients in Finance, Energy and FMCG industries have seen the benefits of offering partner support in various forms. While it is true that partner support can be viewed from different perspectives – some companies provide it as a discretionary benefit, others have discontinued it due to cost – it has, nonetheless, proven to be a key tool for successful relocations.

Partner support not only aids in job searching, but it also proves instrumental in ensuring the partner can lead a rich social life, adapt to the new environment, and integrate into the local community. This holistic care and support lead to happier families, better work performance, and ultimately, a successful relocation.

The possibility of making relocation a win-win situation for both parties is therefore not just a pipedream but a tangible reality, thanks to partner support. It’s high time businesses in Australia and beyond adapt this progressive policy, leveraging it for higher employee satisfaction, productivity, and long-term success.

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Potential options and challenges

We understand the unique challenges faced by partners during international assignments and has developed comprehensive programs to address their needs.

Through our Crown Insight Assessment for relocating partners, we provide valuable insights into the options and challenges partners may encounter in their new community. This information empowers partners to make informed decisions and embark on a rewarding professional journey.

Additionally, our Partner Support Programs are designed to assist partners in navigating the complexities of maintaining and developing their professional skills. With the guidance of our dedicated Crown Consultants, partners can actively progress in their personal and professional development, regardless of employment opportunities in the host country.

Embracing partner support for success

At Crown, we believe in the power of career support to enhance the overall relocation experience for both employees and their partners. Our programs are tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual, ensuring that they have the necessary resources and support to thrive in their new environment. Whether solo, with a partner or with their families, assignment success relies, more than anything, on everyone’s ability to adapt to new surroundings.

Contact us today to learn more about how our partner support program can benefit you and your loved ones during your relocation journey.

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