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.
Talent Mobility Spotlight: Rotator Assignments
Rotator assignments are a unique work arrangement critical for meeting staffing needs in such industries as energy and mining. Find out how companies are handling them, featuring highlights from our recent survey.
Preparing for Brexit
Actions HR and mobility professionals can take to minimize problems for their UK and EU nationals working abroad.
Managing Talent Mobility Costs
A sound cost-containment mobile talent strategy needs to go beyond tactical expense cutting and slashing expatriate compensation packages. Here are practical steps to help identify budget saving opportunities.
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.
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.