BRINK: As living costs shift, expat programs turn to tech platforms
Ilya Bonic, president of Mercer's Career business, and mobility consultant Olivier Meier discuss the interplay among urban dynamism, cost of living, and mobility management tools in an article for BRINK.
Performance management: insights for talent mobility professionals
Mercer's 2019 Global Performance Study offers insights for talent mobility managers. Assessing performance needs to link the purpose of the assignment to business goals and career progression.
2019 talent mobility buzzwords and current mobility practices
Drawing from our consultants' conversations with clients, here are nine terms creating a buzz in the talent mobility profession, and why.
2019 cost of living ranking: China
An in-depth look at cost of living changes over the last five years in major cities in China, featuring an infographic of price changes.
2019 cost of living ranking: Mexico
An in-depth look at cost of living changes over the last five years in major cities in Mexico, featuring an infographic of price changes.
2019 cost of living ranking: Poland
An in-depth look at cost of living changes over the last five years in major cities in Poland, featuring an infographic of price changes.
2019 cost of living ranking: South Africa
An in-depth look at cost of living changes over the last five years in major cities in South Africa, featuring an infographic of price changes.
Long-term assignments: tips to manage expatriate allowances
In this article we provide five pointers to help you design expatriate allowance packages that focus on the essentials.
Expert Interview: Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann of Frankfurt
In this interview with Mayor Peter Feldmann of Frankfurt, Germany, we discuss how the city of Frankfurt has maintained a consistently high ranking in Mercer’s Quality of Living City Rankings, and what city initiatives are contributing to this success.
Ensuring the success of your talent mobility metrics and analytics journey
Your journey with mobility metrics and analytics can be the way to the next strategic destination or a dead end. Here's how to get where you need to go.
The fast-changing landscape of mobility management technology
This article examines the trends leading to the development of new mobility technology and what organizations need to consider when implementing new solutions.
Applying design thinking to talent mobility management: how to get started
How can mobility benefit from best practices in engineering and product development? By adapting the design thought process to find fresh approaches to talent management.
How Cultural Assessments Help ID International Assignment ‘Fit’
Adapting to living and working in a new country is a major factor in the success of an international assignment. Assessing readiness for life abroad can help assignees succeed.
Mitigating Human Capital Risks and Talent Mobility
A recent Mercer study identified the top human capital risks, as noted by HR leaders. All of them influence or are affected by talent mobility practices.
Global Mobility and Changing Reward Priorities
A recent Mercer study identified numerous drivers influencing reward decisions that should be factored into a larger strategy for remumerating international assignees.
Talent mobility: redefining top talent and upskilling strategies
To broaden the pool of mobile talent, companies need professionals with hybrid skills to bring perspective and bridge gaps. Lateral moves can help foster such hybrid talents.
Local Approaches for Internationally Mobile Employees
Companies are pursuing local compensation approaches for more international moves in the interest of reducing cost or administrative burdens, but in which situations can this goal be reached?
Assignees and International Gig Workers: Managing a Dual Workforce
The increasing use of short-term, non-permanent "gig" workers for international staffing will require reassessing policies and practices. Here are some guidelines to help keep the complexity in check.
Expert Interview: Corine Mauch, Mayor of Zürich
Read how Zürich has maintained its spot near the top of Mercer’s annual Quality of Living Rankings. We recently interviewed Corine Mauch, Mayor of Zürich, about the city’s efforts.
Christchurch, New Zealand: Terror Attacks
On 15 March 2019, at least 50 people were killed and another 50 were seriously injured during terror attacks on the Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Mosque in Christchurch.
Talent Mobility Analytics That Matter
When asked about the most valuable talent analytics, executives listed five fundamental issues that have implications for talent mobility or are influenced by it. Let's explore them in depth.
Building a diverse mobile talent pipeline
Solving a problem like diversity is not just about reaffirming principles. From a practical perspective it is about building a strong and diverse international talent pipeline.
Infographic: Personal Safety — 10-Year Trends
Broad regional changes in personal safety over a 10-year period, as assessed in Mercer's Quality of Living Reports.
Infographic: How Can Cities Improve Quality of Living?
The appeal of cities as a place to live and work is a key aspect of attracting global business development.
Infographic: What Factors Determine Quality of Living?
These factors are evaluated in Mercer’s Quality of Living Reports, which offer city-to-city comparisons for nearly 500 global assignment destinations.
Infographic: Highest and Lowest Ranked Cities for Quality of Living
Western European cities continue to surpass the rest of the world when it comes to expatriate quality of living. On the other end of the spectrum, developing, unsafe, and war-torn cities rank at the bottom.
Infographic: Top 5 Cities by Region for Quality of Living
The top 5 most desirable cities for international employees in the North America, South America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia, and Pacific regions.
Infographic: City Personal Safety Ranking
Personal safety is an important factor when companies decide where to establish locations abroad and send workers. See which cities ranked highest and lowest in our 2019 Quality of Living index for personal safety.
Tirana, Albania: Demonstrations
At the beginning of March, demonstrations continued on the streets of the Albanian capital, Tirana. Throughout February, several rallies broke out in the city, triggering clashes between protesters and police
Algiers, Algeria: Anti-government Protests
Algeria has experienced a series of anti-government protests across the country, including Algiers. Tens of thousands are protesting incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s candidacy for a fifth term in office in Algiers.