Retaining mobile employees: why you need to clarify expectations and set priorities
The "great resignation" is making headlines all over the world, and employers now face a real battle to retain skilled talent.
Debating the evolution of global mobility
A conversation between Crown’s Giovanni De Carlo and Mercer’s Olivier Meier about the evolution of global mobility.
International talent mobility may give employees the upper hand
International HR and mobility teams need to go soul searching and embark on a transformation journey to win the war for talent.
Talent mobility and family experience
Family experience is a central pillar of employees’ overall assignment experience. Alain Verstandig and Laurette Bennhold-Samaan from NetExpat share their views and insights on curating the family experience to prevent mobile employees from being lost to the great resignation.
Host-based compensation approaches revisited
Although not suitable for every international assignment, host-based pay offers a compelling solution for some and perspective on other compensation approaches.
Compensating mobile employees in a new era
How do multinationals compensate mobile employees in the new world of work? Head of Global Mobility Policy at Philip Morris International shares the company's experience.
Talent management and mobility
As companies review their mobility approaches to deal with the HR implications of the coronavirus pandemic, talent mobility teams need to embrace a broader role in the talent management cycle, going from relocation managers to global talent brokers.
The challenges of international remote working
Companies have embraced remote working face challenges when it comes to cross-border workers. What limitations and safeguards should be in place?
Managing international foreign hires
The pandemic increased interest in foreign hires for international assignments. Explore the approaches to hiring foreign employees for permanent overseas assignments and see our recommendations for acquiring and retaining them.
A holistic approach to wellbeing for international assignees
In an attempt to create better, more sustainable futures for mobile workforces, HR professionals are considering the expat experience from a holistic standpoint, and employee wellbeing is one of the key components of this approach.
Mobility case study: harmonizing operations with policy
A Japan-based electronics company saw that overhauling its mobility function and infrastructure was key to its international growth and competitiveness in a new industry sector.
Mobility case study: principle-driven management
A China-based consumer electronics company developed technology to connect mobility to other HR functions in support of its fundamental talent management principles.
The value of mobility: measuring talent mobility outcomes
Measuring the true ROI of mobility requires looking at business outcomes, mobility outcomes, and talent management outcomes — and whether they are working in tandem.
Mobility case study: implementing technology
A leading food and beverage manufacturer wanted to facilitate greater automation and transparency in its mobility program. It came to Mercer for a solution.
Mobility case study: managing proactively
An India-based IT company realized the value of a combined global mobility and talent management organization after its acquisition of another company.
Mobility case study: continuous transformation
A US-based healthcare company adopted a philosophy of continuous mobility transformation to accelerate the organization’s talent and business goals while making the most of new opportunities.
Mobility case study: moving jobs to talent
A Switzerland-based pharmaceutical company leveraged its integration of mobility and talent management to enable a profound shift in its talent mobility strategy.
Mobility case study: supporting the talent agenda
A US-based food-processing company sought to link its mobility programs to its business needs and talent profiles better.
Addressing barriers to global mobile talent brokering
Developing a brokering program requires choosing an opportunistic or strategic approach, and prioritizing cost or talent.
COVID-19 impact on global mobility management, in infographics
Mercer's survey from March shed light on adaptations in talent mobility management after a full year of operating during the pandemic. Here are some highlights.
Olivier Meier honored as top global mobility professional
The View from the Top names Mercer consultant Olivier Meier as one the Top 100 Global Mobility Service Provider Professionals.
Sustainable talent mobility
An environmental, social, and governance analyses of mobility can help further the sustainability goals of your organization.
2021 buzzwords and what they tell us about mobility
Only time will tell if the buzz around equity, sustainability, and working from anywhere will translate into effective talent mobility practices, but the transformation is underway.
Six ways to better serve your mobile workforce
As companies deploy technology to manage their mobile talent better, following these principles can futureproof the investment.
Energizing the mobile workforce and dealing with employee fatigue
Employee fatigue has moved to the forefront of HR challenges in the wake of the pandemic. Explore how fatigue affects mobile talent and what steps you can take to re-energize your workforce.
Talent mobility analytics: setting priorities
Mercer's latest talent trends study showed the accelerated adoption of HR analytics in the last year. See which ones will provide the greatest benefit for talent mobility in 2021.
What they didn’t tell you about talent mobility management
There are many aspects of talent mobility management that you won't learn from a management book. Here are eight real-world lessons to bear in mind.
A roadmap for talent mobility teams
Mobility professionals have a pivotal role in the transformation of the talent function. Here are four areas of focus for organizational change, and two for HR pros themselves.
International remote working: a question of definitions
The first step in creating effective policies for remote working is knowing the various terms used to describe them. Here is a quick overview.
The expat adjustment cycle: How to minimize culture shock
Culture shock affects most international assignees and their families, but understanding the entire expat adjustment cycle and taking steps to prepare can help speed the transition to a new culture, as well as the return to the native one.