Managing Mobile Talent Risks
At a time when many mobility discussions are focused on flexibility, self-service, and the end of traditional expatriate assignments, international moves can still pose risks to employees. More than ever, companies need well-thought strategies to manage risks.
Caracas, Venezuela: Political Unrest
Caracas and other Venezuelan cities have been experiencing demonstrations calling for Nicolas Maduro to resign as president as well as the government that supports Maduro.
Khartoum, Sudan: Anti-government Protests
Since December 2018, a series of anti-government protests have erupted in Sudan, including Khartoum. Sudanese authorities have used tear gas, rubber bullets, and live ammunition to disperse protesters.
Practical Mobility Management: Tips to Manage Expatriate Housing
Housing assistance is a critically important aspect of many expatriate packages – and a big expense for employers. Here are tips to strike a balance between happy expats and a reasonable housing budget.
Talent Mobility Program Branding
Understanding how to brand and market a mobility program internally and externally has become an essential part of global mobility management. Here we look at the key ways mobility management borrows from marketing.
2019 Davos Update: Insights for Mobile Talent Management
The WEF identifies 7 areas for workforce changes in its mapping of global transformation, and most of them have profound consequences for talent mobility and international HR management.
Agile Talent Mobility Management: How to Get Started
Whether you are looking for ways to improve project management or considering a wider reorganization of the HR function, the Agile methodology offers compelling tools that you need to know.
Practical Steps to Prepare for the New Realities of Global Mobility
Here are seven practical ideas and tools to help you move your mobility management practices to the next level.
How International Project Assignments Are Pushing the Boundaries of Global Mobility, Part II
Continuing our look at international assignments for client projects, we focus on the biggest challenge: the duty of care for such a broad range of assignment lengths and locations.
Global Talent Management: Mind the Gaps
Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019: A reflection on this year's trends and the work ahead that needs to be done.
In November, a number of fires erupted across the state of California, making the 2018 wildfire season the deadliest and most destructive in the state’s history.
Istanbul: New Airport
The new Istanbul airport, the world's largest, has opened and will fully replace its predecessor by the end of 2018.
Expert Interview: Thomas Geisel, Mayor of Düsseldorf
Mayor Geisel discusses his efforts to further improve Düsseldorf's quality of living, tips for other cities to follow, and some challenges faced along the way.
How International Project Assignments Are Pushing the Boundaries of Global Mobility, Part I
International assignments for client projects are a growing segment of mobility but lack a standard definition or policies. Address this before problems arise.
Talent Mobility Analytics: How to Get Started
Our primer defines the key elements of analytics, identifies pitfalls and challenges, and offers implementation tips for mobility professionals.
Italy: Severe Weather
A severe hailstorm and torrential rains hit Italy on October 21, with Rome and Milan among affected locations.
Portugal: Severe Weather
Cyclone Leslie caused power outages that affected 300,000 homes and temporary flight suspensions. There were 27 people reported injured.
Managing Different Generations in the Mobile Workforce
While companies need to adapt for new generations and leverage their skill sets, they cannot ignore the requirements or experience of older workers.
Stephanie Roche and Kate Bravery Discuss Women on Expatriation
L'Oreal's Stephanie Roche and Mercer's Kate Bravery discuss the growing importance of women in the workforce during the 22nd Expatriate Management Conference.
The Business Case for Expat Cultural Preparation
Preparing employees and families to live and work in a new culture is a sound investment in ensuring the success of an international assignment.
Two Minutes to Understand Local Plus Compensation Approaches
Local plus compensation approaches continue to grow more prevalent. Let's take a quick look at why and the things to beware of when implementing them.
China, Hong Kong (SAR), Macau (SAR), Japan, United States: Severe Weather
Throughout September, several parts of the world experienced severe typhoons and hurricanes that affected numerous expatriate assignment locations.
Expatriate Management: Women in the Workforce
Only 14% of employees on international assignment are women. Overcome key barriers to gender parity and unlock the full potential of your global workforce.
Pre-assignment Health Screening – Avoiding Failed Assignments
Health complications are a major reason why global assignments fail. Why don't more companies conduct pre-assignment screenings?
Balancing Assignment Flexibility with Duty of Care
Balancing flexible assignments with duty-of-care obligations is a complex yet vital undertaking. Here are some tips and pointers for accomplishing this task.
Contrasting Mobility Perspectives in Latin America, Asia, and Europe
If you’re overseeing international assignments in Latin America, Asia, or Europe, you must understand how contrasting cultures and laws can impact policies.
Global Mobility Solutions: Managing Mobility in a Diverse World
Having a diverse workforce gives you more insights into LGBT-, gender-, and age-related issues. Learn to manage your diverse workforce in non-diverse locations.
Venezuela: Currency Re-denomination
On August 20, 2018, the Central Bank of Venezuela carried out a re-denomination of their local currency, introducing the Bolivar Soberano.
Bucharest, Romania: Protests
Anti-government protests led to violent clashes between demonstrators and riot police.
Tripoli, Libya: State of Emergency
A state of emergency was declared in Tripoli, Libya, due to fighting between local militias. Numerous fatalities and casualties have been reported.