This report from EY reviews how companies assign international positions and how they are followed up. The report is based on a global survey that took place in 2013.
Your Talent in Motion: Global Mobility Effectiveness Survey 2013
According to survey results, 58% of the respondents globally responded that they have global talent management agendas. Although the results are up from last year (51%), there is still plenty of room for improvement.
When respondents were asked if they measured the return on investment (ROI) for the person sent on an international assignment, 78% said no. As many as 16% of the assignees left the company within two years upon returning, and 41% simply returned to their pre-assignment position. These numbers should get better as more companies integrate the global mobility team with talent management.
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