Saint Louis, MO (PRWEB) May 24, 2005
IMPACT Group, a St. Louis-based global relocation and career management firm - announced today that the company has opened operations in the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia Pacific. Offices are located in London, Switzerland and Singapore, with additional locations opening later this year.
IMPACT Group chose these locations based on the desire to enhance global services to existing clients in these three hub locations. Prior to these offices, IMPACT Group was servicing these locations virtually via telephonic career coaching. By opening these offices, the company can now provide face-to-face services in addition to virtual and telephonic career coaching.
ÂSpouse/partner transition services are designed to help with the long-term acclimation to a new area, retain employees and help the entire family settle in and adjust to the new country. These services are critical to the productivity of the assignee and overall success of the assignment,Â said Laura Herring, Founder, President and CEO of IMPACT Group. ÂEmployees and relocating families experience a significant cultural gap between home and host cultures; therefore, companies offer our services to spouses/partners so they feel that they have an ongoing support system abroad.Â
ÂAs companies expand their organization on a global scale, the need to support the spouse and family has increased the demand for our services,Â said Lauren Herring, Director International Development at IMPACT Group. ÂNow that many spouses moving to the U.S. and throughout Europe are able to work due to recent changes in visa restrictions, spouse/partner career assistance is crucial. Our local services will assist spouses to successfully compete for jobs in the host location.Â
Tracy Stuart-Kautzmann operates IMPACT GroupÂs office in Switzerland, located in Besel. Prior to joining IMPACT Group, Kautzmann was a trainer and consultant in leadership coaching and language at Linquissimo/Inter Exhand in Lyon, France. Her background is a perfect fit for IMPACT Group, as she brings with her extensive experience in coaching women through times of change, especially as it relates to relocation and expatriate life.
Maggie Fielding is a Career and Family Consultant with the London operation. Fielding comes to IMPACT Group with 25 years of experience as a freelance Career Consultant responsible for developing and delivering career management programs which assisted middle and senior managers working in both public and private sectors. FieldingÂs practice included performance coaching, career counseling and outpatient support.
Sapna Sukesh Kumar is Director of the Asia Pacific office located in Singapore. She joins IMPACT Group after working as Director of Human Resources for Sandvick Chokski LTD., in India. Sukesh Kumar has extensive experience in the Human Resources industry working all over the globe.
About IMPACT Group
Founded in 1988, IMPACT Group is the recognized leader in Spouse Employment and Family Relocation Transition Support, Outplacement Services and Career Management. The St. Louis-based firm provides customized services worldwide to more than 100 Fortune 500 corporations. For more information regarding IMPACT Group, please visit: http://www.IMPACTGROUPHR.com.
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