Expatriate Policy Segmentation
One way to balance expatriation costs and global development is segmenting assignments and redistributing budgets according to which provide the greatest value.
Cost Containment: Revising Global Expatriate Policies Without Sacrificing Performance
Trends in costs associated with international assignments, ways spending can be reduced, employee expectation managed, but effectiveness maintained.
Paying Expatriates: Understanding Split Pay
Allowing employees on international assignments to decide the percentage of the salary to be paid in the host currency can solve a lot of headaches.
Mercer Releases 2017 Global Talent Trends Report
Changing demographic profile of employees and shifting expectations of the work experience are challenging the traditional model of what it means to go to work.
International Pay Structures: Why Are Companies Considering Them?
International Pay Structures (IPS) are becoming increasingly popular for mobile talent and may be extended to certain cadres of executive jobs too.
Preparing Employees' Children for Expatriation
When it comes to preparing an employee to move to another country, what's often overlooked is a major source of that employee's happiness: the children.
Turkish Lira Devaluation: A Case for Split-pay
With the Turkish lira losing 20 to 25% of its value against major currencies, Mercer recommends a split-pay approach to protect the value of expat pay.
Expert Interview Series: Sofie Jensen
Sofie Jensen, head of Labour Relations and Mobility at COWI, uses her own experience as an expatriate spouse to inform policies and practices for assignees.
New Mercer Report Warns of UK Workforce Peril After Brexit
A new report from Mercer warns of the need for the UK to avoid a future workforce crisis through migration automation and improvements to productivity.
Expert Interview Series: Anne Rossier-Renaud
Anne Rossier-Renaud, Mercer's international assignment policies and practices surveys manager, explains how assignment types have evolved in recent years.
Expert Interview Series: Stacy Garn
Stacy Garn, Senior Manager of Global Mobility Solutions at Rockwell Collins, has a career in HR ranging from recruitment to compensation to employee relations.
Mobility Outlook for AMEA
Mario Ferraro, leader of Mercer's global mobility practice for Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, offers views on changes in the region anticipated in 2017.
Effects of the US Presidential Election on Global Mobility
Written in December 2016, this article discussed what changes could come for global mobility after the stunning results of the US election and Brexit.
Mobility and Diversity: Underused Resources to Mitigate Talent Shortages
Highlights how global mobility professionals can help find the best candidate for positions, regardless of age, gender, and sexual orientation.
Expert Interview Series: Milton Ives from RW3 CultureWizard
Milton Ives is Associate Director at RW3 CultureWizard, the leading intercultural training organization, and has extensive HR experience,
Expert Interview Series: Marco Van der Neut
Marco Van der Neut, Manager of Global Mobility at Royal FrieslandCampina, has experience managing mobility at operational, tactical, and strategic levels.
Fast-moving Consumer Goods: Global Mobility Trends
Overview of trends in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector, featuring a case study from the global mobility team at Barry Callebaut.
Expert Interview Series: Zainab Sultani-Naby of TomTom
Zainab Sultani-Naby, a global mobility consultant for TomTom and an expert in mobility compliance and risk analysis, shares her views on trends in mobility.
Essential Elements of Domestic Relocation Policies
Firms need help in two areas: the creation of sound policies and establishing appropriate, affordable levels of financial assistance to enable relocation.
Expert Interview Series: Virginia La Torre Jeker
Learn about the complexities regarding expatriate taxation with Virginia La Torre Jeker, Attorney & Founder of Cordoba Management Consulting
Career Opportunities in Mobility
Businesses with a global footprint need professionals who know how to relocate workers efficiently. Is this HR niche right for you?
Brexit FX Changes - Update
A month after the Brexit vote, Mercer tracked exchange rate movement, an area most immediately affected by the referendum.
Managing International Assignments: Compensation Approaches
The challenge is to deal with individual assignment complexity, envisage greater policy segmentation, and map each compensation approach to assignment types.
What Does Brexit Mean for Employee Mobility?
The Brexit vote will mean talent management, immigration, tax, social security, pension and benefits considerations will have to be worked through.
Tracking Your Pay on an International Assignment
An issue that often confuses expatriates is that of “host-location spendable income.” Here we illustrate it through practical examples.
Changes to Cost of Living Allowances: A Closer Look
A longstanding approach to expatriate compensation is the home-based balance sheet methodology. Here we describe the approach and variables that affect it.
Talent Mobility is Key for Business Growth
To optimize their global workforces, leading companies attack the talent mobility issue from several angles.
Measuring Expatriate Quality of Living
Is quality of life affected by air pollution and traffic congestion? Access to good health care or modern sports facilities? Or maybe by all of the above?
Dual Careers and International Assignments - What Employers can do to help
The biggest obstacle to employee mobility is dual-career and family issues, according Mercer’s mobility policies and practices surveys.
Location Specific Premiums - Choosing the right methodology to match your needs
Financial incentives that motivate employees to accept a foreign assignment and compensate them for adverse conditions associated with the assignment location.