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.
2 minutes to improve assignee wellbeing
Highly mobile employees can face many forms of stress. How can you design a support program, get support from managment, and engage the assignees themselves?
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.