Long-term international assignments

Comprehensive solutions for managing a global mobility program

Whether you send only a few employees abroad, or a few hundred, Mercer provides a range of products to help you manage all aspects of long-term international assignments for various types of expatriates. Our experience and global reach ensure that you receive the most up-to-date and accurate data to manage your global mobility program effectively.

Mercer's data products and services can be tailored to the specific needs of your program. If you need outsourcing support or help with implementing or benchmarking your program, our global network of consultants is ready to assist. And if you are taking your first steps toward international growth, Mercer bundles several essential data products and services in our Mobility Starter Kit.


Core factors in expatriate pay packages

Cost of Living Allowances Set fair cost of living allowances and make sure all stakeholders can understand the compensation package.
Personal Income Tax Understand the expatriate tax requirements and social charges for your international assignment locations
Quality of Living Allowances Get reliable information to help calculate fair, consistent expatriate compensation for hardship locations.
Mercer Mobilize Housing Solution Control one of the costliest and most variable international assignment expenses with detailed expatriate housing data.

Other allowances

Education Cost Tables Assess and manage education allowances the children of assignees
Airfare Reports Consistent data for business travel allowances
Transportation Allowance Reports Get cost data for public and private transportation expenses
Global Car Policies Know where and when individual transport is needed for overseas assignment
Worldwide Benefit and Employment Guidelines Comply with local employment practices

Budgeting and pay

Balance Sheet Calculator Generate international compensation statements quickly
Cost Projection Calculator Budget for international assignments with ease
Assignment Cost Projection Services Budget wisely with cost estimates from seasoned global mobility experts
Currency Protection Calculator Protect your expats' pay from currency movements over time

Program management automation

Mercer Mobility Management Platform Simplified workflows, powerful analytic tools, and an enhanced employee experience
AssignmentPro Manage your international assignments with this comprehensive program

Cultural training

CultureWizardPassport Prepare employees to thrive in their host locations
MercerPassport Help expats succeed with info about assignment locations

Are your policies competitive? To understand how your company's long-term assignment policies and practices compare with prevailing trends, participate in our Worldwide Survey of International Assignment Policies and Practices (WIAPP) and get access to unique benchmarking solutions.

Benchmark your policies

Compensation tips Do your compensation policies take into account the latest trends in the dynamic field of mobile talent management? Our whitepaper "Practical Mobility Management: Compensation Tips for Long-term Assignments" can help ensure you've covered all the bases.

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Developing a new mobility policy

Far more than just a simple document with a list of allowances and benefits, a mobility policy is setting the key principles and philosophy used to manage assignees. This step-by-step guide explains the considerations involved.

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