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.
3 pitfalls to avoid when going on international assignment
Knowing and understanding how business behaviors diverge across cultures is critical for success when going on an international assignment or business trip.
15 travel safety tips women should know
Many of these tips specifically aim to keep women’s safety in mind, they all offer practical advice that anyone can follow when traveling.
Five ways a woman can establish credibility in a global workplace
Here are five tips to help female leaders and expats establish credibility in a global business environment.
Talent mobility: lessons from a challenging year
The pandemic crisis challenged HR and mobility teams like never before, but new models for global workforce management are emerging.
Global mobility digitalization: building a business case
Your organization needs to modernize its mobility management program, but how do you get the funding? Our guide and case studies can help.
Global mobility digitalization: 3 guiding principles
Learn how the principles of simplification, standardization, and structure can help you create a more effective global mobility digitalization strategy.
Virtual international assignments: making sense of a confusing debate
When dealing with international remote working, the list of potential issues is considerable. These five points can help you get going on the most critical ones.
Supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion – 5 key mobility contributions
How can mobility support the organization’s initiatives for improved diversity, equity, and inclusion?
Talent mobility diversity: fragile progress
Our latest survey shows limited progress on diversity in the globally mobile workforce, but can it withstand the economic fallout of the pandemic?
Managing international employees working from anywhere, part 3: global talent brokering
In the third article of this series, we detail how global talent brokering underpins globally distributed workforce management and the new roles that HR and mobility teams will have to play.
Managing international employees working from anywhere, part 2: The different dimensions of international virtual working
International virtual working is best defined as a part of the wider remote working picture in line with a company’s general practices regarding home offices and remote working.
COVID-19 and bonuses: taking care of employees and your bottom line
Some companies have been using targeted bonuses to meet various aims during the pandemic, but how do you provide these in a way that is sustainable and equitable?
Transforming global mobility: case studies
Here we look at three companies where processes and technology are transforming the mobility function.
Four essential concepts to understand current mobility practices
The evolution of mobility practices, the role of HR as talent broker, moving jobs to people, and the growing acceptance of virtual mobility offer a framework for understanding the state of global mobility.
Culture matters on virtual assignments: findings from RW3 CultureWizard’s latest survey
Working virtually across cultures presents significant challenges, according to a recent survey from Mercer's partner for cultural awareness and training.
COVID-19 crisis and talent mobility: diversity and inclusion
Here are six ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the need for companies to step up their diversity and inclusion efforts.
Expert Interview: H.E. Al Hamli, Secretary General of Dubai Competitiveness Office
In our latest expert interview, His Excellency H.E. Hani Al Hamli discusses Dubai’s successful improvement of its quality-of-living standards over the years.
Transforming global mobility: the journey toward optimization, automation, and business partnering
This point of view takes an in-depth look at the processes and technology transforming mobility across companies today.
Managing international employees working from anywhere, part 1: Redefining mobility
The nature of talent mobility has been steadily evolving for years, with the pandemic quickening the adoption of some changes. It's time for a fresh look at what talent mobility means.
Expert Interview: Katarzyna Gruszecka-Spychala, Vice President of Gdynia
Ms. Gruszecka-Spychała details how Gdynia, Poland has remained a highly respected city with consistently a high-ranking standard of living.
Post-crisis talent redeployment: gap analysis
Cost-reduction efforts, changes in business models, and shifting globalization patterns will require new approaches from HR teams. Performing a detailed gap analysis can help.
COVID-19 and emerging ‘techknowledgy’ opportunities for mobility
As the effects of the global pandemic continue to mount, companies are being forced to reassess the use of technology to manage their mobility programs more effectively.
Assessing the assignee experience
How are employees on international assignments feeling about the experience, especially during a pandemic? The only way to find out is to ask them.
2020 buzzwords and what they tell us about mobility
The global pandemic shades this year's list of talent mobility buzzwords, but these trends were emerging well before the crisis.
Virtual assignments: cultural and inclusion issues
Cultural differences and biases can be barriers to success for any type of assignment. Let's look at the main issues and methods for overcoming them.
Restarting your mobility program
As companies look ahead to restarting their mobility programs, one thing is clear: it won't be mobility as usual.
Assessing the feasibility of virtual assignments: a checklist
How can you effectively use virtual assignments to meet global business development needs? Here are eight areas of focus to get you started.
Addressing the impact of exchange rate fluctuations on cost of living allowances
Recent volatility in currency markets has prompted international businesses to review their compensation adjustments for affected workers.
The rise of virtual assignments
Moving jobs to people is a new tool for companies to use in their global operations. Understand the pros and cons of virtual assignments, as well as the potential complications.