New Business Guidebook Aims to Reduce the High Rate of Turnover for Expatriate Employees

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Cultural Crossroads: A Roadmap for Successful Global Relocation is a new book by Ann D. Clark, PhD, CEO and founder of ACI Specialty Benefits. The book aims to reduce the high rate of turnover for expatriate employees, improve cross-cultural adjustment, and alleviate costs to global organizations.

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Cultural Crossroads: A Roadmap for Successful Global Relocation, is Dr. Ann Clark’s latest business guidebook that aims to reduce the high rate of turnover for expatriate employees.

moving abroad for work presents unique struggles and opportunities. I wrote Cultural Crossroads to empower employers and employees to overcome the challenges of global relocation

In an era of increasing globalization, more employees and families are dealing with the realities of living and working abroad. Cultural Crossroads: A Roadmap for Successful Global Relocation, is Dr. Ann Clark's latest business guidebook that aims to reduce the high rate of turnover for expatriate employees, improve cross-cultural adjustment, and alleviate costs to global organizations. Now available on Amazon and through iUniverse, Cultural Crossroads features practical strategies, solutions and real-life stories of adjustment to address the needs of a rapidly growing expatriate workforce.

"Companies are transporting American workers in increasing numbers to capitalize on new markets and growing economies," says Dr. Clark, CEO of ACI Specialty Benefits, an international employee assistance company. "But moving abroad for work presents unique struggles and opportunities. I wrote Cultural Crossroads to empower employers and employees to overcome the challenges of global relocation."

Failure rates for international assignments are high and can range from 10 to 70 percent depending on the country. The estimated cost of one executive relocation can be as much as $2 million, costing corporations millions of dollars each year and quickly reaching the billion dollar mark in loss for American business. Cultural Crossroads provides companies and individuals with an easy-to-follow, five-part roadmap, including resources and professional expertise, to help expatriates succeed in job placements abroad and ultimately make global relocation more profitable.

About Dr. Clark
Ann D. Clark, PhD, is the CEO and founder of ACI Specialty Benefits, a San Diego, CA-based corporation that offers a Top-Ten Employee Assistance Program (EAP) as well as wellness, student assistance, concierge and work/life services to companies worldwide. She is a frequent media contributor, motivational speaker and author, whose books include Workplace Warfare and Women & Recovery: Sex, Sobriety, & Stepping Up. As an industry expert, she has made television and radio appearances, and her articles have been published in numerous magazines, newspapers and trade publications including Glamour, Men's Health, and Human Resource Executive.

About ACI Specialty Benefits
ACI Specialty Benefits ranks in the nation's Top-Ten providers of employee assistance programs (EAP), corporate wellness, student assistance, concierge and work/life services to corporations worldwide. With a 95% client retention rate and over seven million covered lives, ACI has provided personalized, high-touch service to clients for over 30 years. For information about ACI's global resources and services, visit http://www.acispecialtybenefits.com/international.

For press inquiries, contact Laura McDermott at lmcdermott(at)acispecialtybenefits(dot)com. Preview and purchase Cultural Crossroads at http://www.amazon.com/Cultural-Crossroads-Roadmap-Successful-Relocation/dp/1491784806.

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