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.
Upskilling the Mobility Function
Our series on how mobility professionals are responding to new challenges starts with a discussion of how the future of mobility will require more agility, adaption, and ongoing learning.
Two Minutes to Introduce More Flexibility in Your Talent Mobility Program
How flexible can a company be without jeopardizing the consistency of its mobility program? Let's take a quick look at the possibilities.
Turkey: Economic State
The ongoing currency and debt crisis had led to the lira hitting record low value and high inflation.
Two Minutes to Understand Talent Mobility Policy Segmentation
Implementing a segmented mobility policy can increase the effectiveness of a mobility program, but a segmentation approach needs to be aligned with business objectives and avoid unnecessary complexities.
Four Steps in Revisiting Mobile Talent Compensation
Here are four simple steps for revisiting expatriate compensation approaches to align them with a more comprehensive vision of talent mobility.
Tokyo, Japan: Heatwave
Record-setting temperatures have led to health risks, advisories to stay indoors, and increases in demand for emergency services.
Athens, Greece: Wildfire
A wildfire in the Attica region killed 80, injured 200, disrupted traffic, and compromised air quality.
2018 Talent Mobility Buzzwords and Current Mobility Practices
A new batch of acronyms and corporate concepts tells us about current global trends, companies’ concerns, and how talent mobility is evolving.
Virtual General Practitioners – the Future of Healthcare?
Video consultation with doctors can save time and money, and a globally mobile workforce stands to benefit especially from this technology.
Expert Interview: Lord Mayor Jensen, Mayor of Copenhagen
Copenhagen enjoys a high quality of living. In this interview, its mayor shares his insights on the city's success.
Best Practices for Your Mobility Policies
Manage assignment compensation, overcome talent mobility barriers, take mobility trends into account, and more.
How Mobile Talent Managers Can Become Strategic Partners for the Business
Things we can learn from mobility professionals who successfully reinvented themselves and their mobility function to become strategic HR partners.