What is Expatriate?
An ‘Expatriate’ or an ‘Expat’ is an individual who is living in a different country from the original country where they were born and brought up. The expat might be living in a different country either due to personal or professional reasons and their period of stay is usually either permanent or long-term.
Referring to HR, expatriates are employees who are sent abroad for work for a long period of time. They may be sent for fulfilling multiple kinds of tasks like setting up a new workspace, managing employees, etc.
Expatriate employees usually receive additional benefits apart from their normal remuneration. They could be compensated for the additional cost of living, rent, housing, education, etc. Some organizations might even pay for the expat’s family expenses and help in securing a job for the expat’s spouse in the new location.