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.
Expert interview: Ron Huldai, Mayor of Tel Aviv
Now in his fifth term, Mayor Ron Huldai of Tel Aviv has long been a champion of progressive ideals. Here, Mr. Huldai looks back on his 20+ year tenure as the mayor of this economic Israeli metropolis.
Expert interview: Phil Goff, Mayor of Auckland
In our latest Expert Interview, Mayor Goff discusses everything from Auckland's ambitious Unitary Council goals and initiatives to more general tips for improving any city’s quality of life.
Expert Interview: Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann of Frankfurt
In this interview with Mayor Peter Feldmann of Frankfurt, Germany, we discuss how the city of Frankfurt has maintained a consistently high ranking in Mercer’s Quality of Living City Rankings, and what city initiatives are contributing to this success.
Expert Interview: Corine Mauch, Mayor of Zürich
Read how Zürich has maintained its spot near the top of Mercer’s annual Quality of Living Rankings. We recently interviewed Corine Mauch, Mayor of Zürich, about the city’s efforts.
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.
Expert Interview: Thomas Geisel, Mayor of Düsseldorf
Mayor Geisel discusses his efforts to further improve Düsseldorf's quality of living, tips for other cities to follow, and some challenges faced along the way.
Global Mobility Solutions: Managing Mobility in a Diverse World
Having a diverse workforce gives you more insights into LGBT-, gender-, and age-related issues. Learn to manage your diverse workforce in non-diverse locations.
Expert Interview: Lord Mayor Jensen, Mayor of Copenhagen
Copenhagen enjoys a high quality of living. In this interview, its mayor shares his insights on the city's success.
Expert Interview: Dr. Michael Häupl, Mayor of Vienna
Vienna mayor Michael Häupl discusses the city’s accomplishments and challenges and key decisions he has made.
Quality of Living Trends: 20 Years Later
Despite the relative stability of most locations, there are notable instances of cities climbing the ranking in the past two decades.
A Spotlight on Worldwide Quality of Living Data Usage
Quality of living data and reports are valuable tools for global HR professionals and municipalities. Learn all about their benefits here.
Expert Interview Series: Khoo Teng Chye
Executive Director of the Centre for Liveable Cities discusses how Singapore came to have one of the highest living standards in the world.
Expatriates in Hardship Locations: Dealing with Emergencies
Important things for mobility program managers to bear in mind when dealing with emergencies and hardship locations in general.
Measuring Expatriate Quality of Living
Is quality of life affected by air pollution and traffic congestion? Access to good health care or modern sports facilities? Or maybe by all of the above?
Location Specific Premiums - Choosing the right methodology to match your needs
Financial incentives that motivate employees to accept a foreign assignment and compensate them for adverse conditions associated with the assignment location.
Managing Expatriates in Difficult Locations: Optimizing the Global Mobility Investment
Despite the increase in global talent sourcing, not taking quality of living and cultural adjustment factors into account can doom international assignments.