As one of the largest energy companies in the world, Shell makes use of its extensive population of expatriate workers in order to meet its commercial goals and transfer knowledge into many of its developing markets. This article looks at the key tenets of Shell’s international mobility programme and discusses some of the key challenges facing the organisation and its assignees.
"Our robust yet flexible approach has worked effectively for many years, but there are always new challenges to combat in the mobility arena. Above all, we need to keep pace with rapidly changing immigration requirements in some key markets; these can be problematic, especially if expatriate staff need to be deployed at short notice. That said, extracting workers and their families from increasingly volatile situations can be just as challenging."
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