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.
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.
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?
Restarting your mobility program
As companies look ahead to restarting their mobility programs, one thing is clear: it won't be mobility as usual.
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.
Mercer's COVID-19 resources for employers
As the situation changes daily, Mercer is committed to helping employers respond to these unprecedented challenges with employer guides, articles, and surveys.
Coronavirus outbreak: impact on expatriates in China
Measures to thwart the spread of the virus in China have affected the quality of living throughout the country, limiting transport options and the availability of goods and services.
Talent mobility: essential tools and approaches for 2020
Drawing on management trends in the fields of project management, product development, IT, and marketing, HR teams are learning to be more agile, reactive, and responsive to employees. Here are five areas of development to focus on in 2020.
Talent mobility: lessons from 2019
As 2019 draws to an end, here is a summary of the major trends that are reshaping mobile workforce management and will force HR teams to revisit their practices.
Talent mobility technology: building the business case
Talent management automation is on the rise, but many companies still struggle to adopt it. Here are six points to help make the business case to top management.
Talent mobility metrics and analytics
Highlights from Mercer's 2019 survey present key findings and an exclusive sample of some of the many global HR insights contained in the report.
Flexible talent mobility policies
As talent mobility evolves, policy flexibility has become key to international HR management. Learn how it affects your global workforce and how you can use it to your advantage.
Global talent management: mind the gaps
For most companies, there are many unresolved issues related to the objectives of talent mobility management and what has actually happened. Here we examine seven areas for improvement.
Talent mobility and people analytics: collaboration networks
Collaboration network analytics aims to understand the informal networks that employees rely on to carry out their day-to-day jobs and how it differs from the official org chart and processes. For talent mobility, the insights to be discovered are especially beneficial.
2019 talent mobility buzzwords and current mobility practices
Drawing from our consultants' conversations with clients, here are nine terms creating a buzz in the talent mobility profession, and why.
2019 cost of living ranking: China
An in-depth look at cost of living changes over the last five years in major cities in China, featuring an infographic of price changes.
Infographic: Personal Safety — 10-Year Trends
Broad regional changes in personal safety over a 10-year period, as assessed in Mercer's Quality of Living Reports.
Infographic: How Can Cities Improve Quality of Living?
The appeal of cities as a place to live and work is a key aspect of attracting global business development.
Infographic: What Factors Determine Quality of Living?
These factors are evaluated in Mercer’s Quality of Living Reports, which offer city-to-city comparisons for nearly 500 global assignment destinations.
Infographic: Highest and Lowest Ranked Cities for Quality of Living
Western European cities continue to surpass the rest of the world when it comes to expatriate quality of living. On the other end of the spectrum, developing, unsafe, and war-torn cities rank at the bottom.
Infographic: Top 5 Cities by Region for Quality of Living
The top 5 most desirable cities for international employees in the North America, South America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia, and Pacific regions.
Infographic: City Personal Safety Ranking
Personal safety is an important factor when companies decide where to establish locations abroad and send workers. See which cities ranked highest and lowest in our 2019 Quality of Living index for personal safety.
Talent mobility program branding
Understanding how to brand and market a mobility program internally and externally has become an essential part of global mobility management. Here we look at the key ways mobility management borrows from marketing.
2019 Davos Update: Insights for Mobile Talent Management
The WEF identifies 7 areas for workforce changes in its mapping of global transformation, and most of them have profound consequences for talent mobility and international HR management.
Agile Talent Mobility Management: How to Get Started
Whether you are looking for ways to improve project management or considering a wider reorganization of the HR function, the Agile methodology offers compelling tools that you need to know.
Practical steps to prepare for the new realities of global mobility
Here are seven practical ideas and tools to help you move your mobility management practices to the next level.
How International Project Assignments Are Pushing the Boundaries of Global Mobility, Part I
International assignments for client projects are a growing segment of mobility but lack a standard definition or policies. Address this before problems arise.
2018 Talent Mobility Buzzwords and Current Mobility Practices
A new batch of acronyms and corporate concepts tells us about current global trends, companies’ concerns, and how talent mobility is evolving.
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.