Practical Mobility Management: What Could Go Wrong?
Here we discuss 8 common misconceptions and issues that can cause problems for mobility programs and make the job of mobility managers more difficult.
Expatriates in Hardship Locations: Dealing with Emergencies
Important things for mobility program managers to bear in mind when dealing with emergencies and hardship locations in general.
US Tax Changes
With the Tax Cuts and Jobs Bill Act signed into law, the IRS will release withholding guidance in January with plans to implement changes in February.
Video: Sigrid Nauwelaerts of Johnson & Johnson
Sigrid Nauwelaerts comments on Johnson & Johnson's introduction of greater policy flexibility and its initiatives for meeting talent management challenges.
Implementation of VAT across the GCC
Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates will implement a VAT beginning January 2018 with full implementation by January 2019.
2017 Mobility Trends in Review
2017 saw a number of trends emerge in talent mobility, posing not only challenges for global mobility managers but also opportunities.
Video: Christina Boiler on Mobility Trends in North America
Christina Boiler, leader of Mercer's mobility practice in North America, highlights three current mobility trends in the US and Canada.
Are You Doing These 5 Things to Help Gen Z Thrive?
As the generation born in the mid-90s enters the workforce, these five tactics can help employers make the most of their blended generational staff.
Making Talent Mobility Policies Work for All Employees
Are current mobility policies and practices helping to place more women and minorities in the international workforce, or are they part of the problem?
Expert Interview Series: Christopher Minett
Christopher Minett, a co-founder of The Positive Ageing Company, discusses the implications of an ageing workforce and how it affects employers globally.
Video: Lorraine Jennings on Key Trends in Mobility Across the Pacific
Lorraine Jennings, who leads Mercer's mobility business in the Pacific region, comments on key mobility trends across the region.
2017 Talent Mobility Buzzwords and Current Mobility Practices
Buzzwords tell us about mobility developments and how companies perceive and address new challenges. Here we foray into the jargon jungle to understand trends.
Video: Susan Haberman on Changes in Global Mobility
Susan Haberman comments on the shift in global mobility from long-term expatriate assignments to alternative assignment types.
Video: Mario Ferraro Discusses Key Trends in Mobility Across Asia
Mario Ferraro, who leads Mercer's global mobility practice in AMEA, discusses trends in global mobility and offers perspective on how the field is evolving in Asia.
The Path to Diversity: Women on Assignment
Women compose far less than 50% of the expatriate workforce. Gender parity is both a moral imperative and a strategic opportunity. We can achieve it.
Helping Mobility Professionals Be More Strategic: How to Implement Analytics and Metrics
Assignment segmentation and policy flexibility are driving a need for more metrics and analytics. This presents a strategic opportunity for mobility managers.
Video: Yvonne Traber Discusses Changes in Mobility in Europe
Yvonne Traber, who leads Mercer's global mobility business, discusses trends in mobility and offers perspective on how the field is evolving in Europe.
Dilemma 7: Challenges of Diversity in Non-diverse Locations
Companies are making progress on the road to diversity, but assignments to some locations pose challenges. Learn the issues and how to overcome them.
Dilemma 6: Older Expats and the Silver Revolution
Older professionals are a talent pool multinationals would be wise to leverage to meet their critical skills needs. Flexible mobility policies are the key.
Dilemma 5: Flexibility Versus Duty of Care
Companies are introducing more policy flexibility for millennial assignees, but they must balance these with their duty of care to protect employees.
Dilemma 4: The Rise of the Expatriate Gig Worker
The gig economy has created opportunities for workers and employers alike, but the arrangement poses challenges for mobility program managers.
Essential Skills for Global Mobility Managers
Global mobility program managers need many skills to succeed: analysis, presentation, sales, storytelling, technical literacy, rewards, and compliance are key.
Dilemma 3: Extended Business Trips and Commuters
Increasing reliance on shorter assignments and business trips requires changes in HR processes and responsibility. Mobility teams can lead this change.
Dilemma 2: Job Mobility Versus Employee Mobility
Companies relocate operations to benefit from lower costs. Now they can move jobs to people or allow mobile employees a choice of where they work.
Dilemma 1: Mobile Millennials – Beware the Expectation Mismatch
Millennials in the global workforce are bringing a new set of challenges for HR. Here we examine mismatches with traditional expat programs and how to adapt.
Managing Mobility Policy Exceptions
Exceptions to mobility program policy remain a necessary option, but they can be managed. Keeping these tips in mind may save headaches and money.
Seven Dilemmas Facing the Future of Global Mobility
The complexity of changes taking place and emerging dilemmas will challenge mobility management practices in coming years. Here are seven areas to focus on.
Exploring Alternatives: Local Plus and Permanent Moves
As companies look to permanent transfers as alternatives to long-term assignments, complications arise. Local plus pay packages can mitigate the problems.
Millennials in the Workforce – What Is Their Impact on Mobility Programs?
Millennials are a growing part of the mobile workforce, with lifestyles and career ambitions different from earlier generations. Mobility programs have adapted.
International Benefit Challenges: Poll Results
Mercer held a webcast on international benefits and invited guests to tell us about their international benefit programs and what challenges they face.