Here we explore implementing policy flexibility effectively, including the common types, pay packages, risk of excessive flexibility, and how to mitigate them.
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: compensation dilemmas
Here are seven dilemmas highlighting the disconnection between new business realities and pay practices for mobile talent and the international workforce in general.
Global mobility management strategies for small- and medium-sized companies
Companies of all sizes face similar challenges in international HR, but the best way to meet them can vary. Here are tips to help smaller organizations find balanced solutions for their global staffing needs.
Global mobility policy flexibility in practice
Changes in assignment patterns and employee expectations are driving mobility programs to develop more flexible policies, but how exactly are companies handling this? The results of Mercer's recent survey offer some insights.
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.
Two minutes to manage assignee repatriation successfully
Repatriation is a critical component of realizing the organizational talent development benefits of international assignments, but most companies don't manage it effectively. Here are six tips to help repatriations succeed.
Mercer and Diageo win EMMA award
The long-term mobility partners were awarded the Best Vendor Partnership at the 2019 Expatriate Management & Mobility Awards.
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.
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.
Mastering the talent mobility narrative
The success of talent mobility policies requires a coherent narrative that links mobility with business objectives, communication channels, and company positioning.
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.
Global mobility: mitigating talent management challenges
Talent mobility requires an integrated people strategy to deliver on its promises. Here we explore the major challenges to successful global talent management and the best tactics to overcome them.
Two minutes to develop an age-ready mobile workforce
Ageism is the last diversity frontier. Don't let it put a break on growth and thriving workforces. By adapting mobility polices and changing mindsets, organizations can truly benefit from the silver revolution.
Revisiting cost drivers to make mobility affordable for small and midsize mobility programs
Learn how small- and mid-sized enterprise global mobility professionals can address the persistent and ever-changing challenges surrounding costs.
Talent mobility management automation
Successful implementation of automation in mobility management requires vision and user-centric focus, not just a desire to cut costs, according to Mercer's 2019 survey.
Two minutes to reassess your international talent pool
Meeting the ever-changing needs of international business means expanding and curating your global talent pool. These strategies can help.
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.
Managing a diverse and inclusive mobile workforce
Moving talent between jobs and geographies plays a key role in fostering diversity and inclusion, and mobility management teams should be at the forefront in the fight to tackle this issues – as long as the mobility and diversity teams collaborate.
Hong Kong: Civil unrest
A series of protests since June has led to volatile security situations and the temporary closure of the city's international airport.
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.
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.
Nine resolutions to succeed with talent mobility
Action points to help mobility program managers stay on top of the dynamic and strategic field of global talent management.
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.
How does global mobility fit in the global talent agenda?
What do companies say are HR priorities, and are their mobility policies supporting them? Here we discuss some key opportunities for strategic alignment.
BRINK: As living costs shift, expat programs turn to tech platforms
Ilya Bonic, president of Mercer's Career business, and mobility consultant Olivier Meier discuss the interplay among urban dynamism, cost of living, and mobility management tools in an article for BRINK.
Performance management: insights for talent mobility professionals
Mercer's 2019 Global Performance Study offers insights for talent mobility managers. Assessing performance needs to link the purpose of the assignment to business goals and career progression.
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.