The fast-changing landscape of mobility management technology
This article examines the trends leading to the development of new mobility technology and what organizations need to consider when implementing new solutions.
Applying design thinking to talent mobility management: how to get started
How can mobility benefit from best practices in engineering and product development? By adapting the design thought process to find fresh approaches to talent management.
How Cultural Assessments Help ID International Assignment ‘Fit’
Adapting to living and working in a new country is a major factor in the success of an international assignment. Assessing readiness for life abroad can help assignees succeed.
Mitigating Human Capital Risks and Talent Mobility
A recent Mercer study identified the top human capital risks, as noted by HR leaders. All of them influence or are affected by talent mobility practices.
Global Mobility and Changing Reward Priorities
A recent Mercer study identified numerous drivers influencing reward decisions that should be factored into a larger strategy for remumerating international assignees.
Talent mobility: redefining top talent and upskilling strategies
To broaden the pool of mobile talent, companies need professionals with hybrid skills to bring perspective and bridge gaps. Lateral moves can help foster such hybrid talents.
Local Approaches for Internationally Mobile Employees
Companies are pursuing local compensation approaches for more international moves in the interest of reducing cost or administrative burdens, but in which situations can this goal be reached?
Assignees and International Gig Workers: Managing a Dual Workforce
The increasing use of short-term, non-permanent "gig" workers for international staffing will require reassessing policies and practices. Here are some guidelines to help keep the complexity in check.
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.
Christchurch, New Zealand: Terror Attacks
On 15 March 2019, at least 50 people were killed and another 50 were seriously injured during terror attacks on the Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Mosque in Christchurch.
Talent Mobility Analytics That Matter
When asked about the most valuable talent analytics, executives listed five fundamental issues that have implications for talent mobility or are influenced by it. Let's explore them in depth.
Building a diverse mobile talent pipeline
Solving a problem like diversity is not just about reaffirming principles. From a practical perspective it is about building a strong and diverse international talent pipeline.
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.
Tirana, Albania: Demonstrations
At the beginning of March, demonstrations continued on the streets of the Albanian capital, Tirana. Throughout February, several rallies broke out in the city, triggering clashes between protesters and police
Algiers, Algeria: Anti-government Protests
Algeria has experienced a series of anti-government protests across the country, including Algiers. Tens of thousands are protesting incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s candidacy for a fifth term in office in Algiers.
Talent Mobility Spotlight: Rotator Assignments
Rotator assignments are a unique work arrangement critical for meeting staffing needs in such industries as energy and mining. Find out how companies are handling them, featuring highlights from our recent survey.
Preparing for Brexit
Actions HR and mobility professionals can take to minimize problems for their UK and EU nationals working abroad.
Managing talent mobility costs
A sound cost-containment mobile talent strategy needs to go beyond tactical expense cutting and slashing expatriate compensation packages. Here are practical steps to help identify budget saving opportunities.
Managing mobile talent risks
At a time when many mobility discussions are focused on flexibility, self-service, and the end of traditional expatriate assignments, international moves can still pose risks to employees. More than ever, companies need well-thought strategies to manage risks.
Caracas, Venezuela: Political Unrest
Caracas and other Venezuelan cities have been experiencing demonstrations calling for Nicolas Maduro to resign as president as well as the government that supports Maduro.
Khartoum, Sudan: Anti-government Protests
Since December 2018, a series of anti-government protests have erupted in Sudan, including Khartoum. Sudanese authorities have used tear gas, rubber bullets, and live ammunition to disperse protesters.
Practical Mobility Management: Tips to Manage Expatriate Housing
Housing assistance is a critically important aspect of many expatriate packages – and a big expense for employers. Here are tips to strike a balance between happy expats and a reasonable housing budget.
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.