We address concerns and are a local source of information. We provide emotional support and personal and independent guidance during the process of transition and offer tailored and in person assistance to expatriates and their families.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 31, 2011
Your Expat Partner (YEP) is celebrating the first anniversary and has shown to be very successful in preparing expatriates and their families for their assignment abroad. “We guide expatriates and their families through the practical and emotional process of moving to this new country. Moving abroad comes with many questions and bureaucratic challenges,” explains Margriet van de Steeg, YEP co-founder. YEP prepares and supports the moving families by providing customized and individualized information and coaching related to living, learning and working in the Atlanta area.
YEP helps finding the right place to live, finding good schools, getting to know the way around, deciding about working or not working and “basic” things such as organizing a social security number and driver’s license. Margriet explains, “We address concerns and are a local source of information. We provide emotional support and personal and independent guidance during the process of transition and offer tailored and in person assistance to expatriates and their families.” The services YEP provide ensures a comfortable landing for the expatriate which supports a good beginning of the expatriate assignment.
Their clients are very happy with the support they receive. One of their clients: “The main advantages for us being supported by YEP was that we had someone to talk to about all our questions and concerns outside our own company. We knew exactly what to do to get us through all the bureaucracy that needs to be taken care of when moving to the US. We also were introduced to a great social network that supported us in feeling at home right away.”
YEP helps to secure organizations investment
The main reason why expatriates return to their home country or do not renew an expatriate assignment is lack of family adjustment. Extensive research shows that a flourishing expatriate partner has a positive impact on an expatriate assignment and on the organization the expatriate works for. YEP helps to secure the investment by the focus on the expatriate and his/her family in a confidential and personal way so that the expatriates can focus on the job. The colleagues and managers of the expatriates can focus on developing a relationship with the expatriate without the need of providing practical support for the move itself. Also all the bureaucratic hurdles can be taken effectively and expatriate partners have someone outside of the company to share their concerns, homesickness and “weird” questions with.
YEP is founded by Karen de Groot and Margriet van de Steeg, two Dutch professionals and experienced expatriates living in the Atlanta area. YEP provides solutions for expatriates, their partners and family, any international professional moving to the Atlanta area. We service (inter)national organizations, organizations focused on doing international business and organizations hiring expatriates and their expatriate partners in the Atlanta area. Visit our website for more information.
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