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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Practical steps to prepare for the new realities of global mobility
Here are seven practical ideas and tools to help you move your mobility management practices to the next level.
How International Project Assignments Are Pushing the Boundaries of Global Mobility, Part II
Continuing our look at international assignments for client projects, we focus on the biggest challenge: the duty of care for such a broad range of assignment lengths and locations.
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.
How International Project Assignments Are Pushing the Boundaries of Global Mobility, Part I
International assignments for client projects are a growing segment of mobility but lack a standard definition or policies. Address this before problems arise.
Talent Mobility Analytics: How to Get Started
Our primer defines the key elements of analytics, identifies pitfalls and challenges, and offers implementation tips for mobility professionals.
Managing Different Generations in the Mobile Workforce
While companies need to adapt for new generations and leverage their skill sets, they cannot ignore the requirements or experience of older workers.
Stephanie Roche and Kate Bravery Discuss Women on Expatriation
L'Oreal's Stephanie Roche and Mercer's Kate Bravery discuss the growing importance of women in the workforce during the 22nd Expatriate Management Conference.
The Business Case for Expat Cultural Preparation
Preparing employees and families to live and work in a new culture is a sound investment in ensuring the success of an international assignment.
Two Minutes to Understand Local Plus Compensation Approaches
Local plus compensation approaches continue to grow more prevalent. Let's take a quick look at why and the things to beware of when implementing them.
Expatriate Management: Women in the Workforce
Only 14% of employees on international assignment are women. Overcome key barriers to gender parity and unlock the full potential of your global workforce.
Pre-assignment Health Screening – Avoiding Failed Assignments
Health complications are a major reason why global assignments fail. Why don't more companies conduct pre-assignment screenings?
Balancing Assignment Flexibility with Duty of Care
Balancing flexible assignments with duty-of-care obligations is a complex yet vital undertaking. Here are some tips and pointers for accomplishing this task.
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.
Upskilling the Mobility Function
Our series on how mobility professionals are responding to new challenges starts with a discussion of how the future of mobility will require more agility, adaption, and ongoing learning.