Mobility

April 2017

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* A note on spelling: The full survey, published in Portuguese and English, uses the Portuguese spelling of the country's name, "Brasil," in the title, and "Brazil" in the English text within the report. Consistent with Mobility style, we have followed the same practice for this article. TRANSFER GOALS (% OF TRANSFERS) 2016 2015 2014 Fulfill technical positions 22% 23% 28% Fulfill manage- ment positions 20% 20% 25% Develop managers 19% 17% 7% Transfer technology 12% 11% 7% Spread corporate culture 9% 8% 6% Local labor gap 5% 6% 7% Launch new initiatives 5% 6% 14% Develop relationships 4% 5% 3% Control or report 3% 4% 3% MAIN REASONS FOR ASSIGNMENT FAILURE (% OF COMPANIES) Personal/family issues 85% Issues with the cultural/social adaptation of the family 64% Issues with the cultural/social adaptation of the employee 50% Professional performance 44% Voluntary expat turnover 19% Safety and environmental issues 19% Language barriers 18% Inadequate infrastructure at destination (education, health, etc.) 16% MOBILITY PROGRAMS IN BRAZILIAN COMPANIES (% OF COMPANIES) 2016 2015 2014 Long-term assignment (longer than 1 year) 80% 82% 89% Short-term assignment (3–12 months) 55% 71% 59% Permanent transfer 55% 55% 51% Extended business trip 27% 31% 38% Trainee or international internship 9% 22% 22% Intracompany transfer 14% 14% 30% Rotating positions 2% 8% 11% Post-graduation or graduation 5% 18% 22% Other 7% 10% 14%

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