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?
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.
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.
Restarting your mobility program
As companies look ahead to restarting their mobility programs, one thing is clear: it won't be mobility as usual.
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.
Managing hardship issues in a pandemic
Beyond the health risks for international assignees, the global epidemic has created many other quality-of-living issues for mobility managers to consider.
Managing cost-of-living issues in a pandemic
Cost-of-living allowances are always subject to change, but in times of crisis the swings can be dramatic. Let's look at what affects differentials and taking a balanced approach to implement them.
Talent mobility: looking ahead
The pandemic crisis is a chance to reflect on the talent mobility model, its effectiveness, and its contribution to the resilience and success of business over the long term.
COVID-19 update: foreign exchange volatility and COLA
Currency exchange rate volatility can cause hardship or windfalls for international assignees, depending how organizations respond to them. Here we explore the considerations before adjusting a cost-of-living premium.
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.