Expert Interview Series: Yvonne Sonsino
As the Innovation Leader of Mercer's EuroPac region, Yvonne Sonsino advises companies on strategic succession planning and the perils of ignoring ageing workforce issues.
Mobility Matters in Davos
The World Economic Forum in Davos focuses on major global trends. Talent mobility is both subject to these trends and a way to meet their challenges.
Practical Mobility Management: What Could Go Wrong?
Here we discuss 8 common misconceptions and issues that can cause problems for mobility programs and make the job of mobility managers more difficult.
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.
2017 Mobility Trends in Review
2017 saw a number of trends emerge in talent mobility, posing not only challenges for global mobility managers but also opportunities.
Are You Doing These 5 Things to Help Gen Z Thrive?
As the generation born in the mid-90s enters the workforce, these five tactics can help employers make the most of their blended generational staff.
Making Talent Mobility Policies Work for All Employees
Are current mobility policies and practices helping to place more women and minorities in the international workforce, or are they part of the problem?
Expert Interview Series: Christopher Minett
Christopher Minett, a co-founder of The Positive Ageing Company, discusses the implications of an ageing workforce and how it affects employers globally.
2017 Talent Mobility Buzzwords and Current Mobility Practices
Buzzwords tell us about mobility developments and how companies perceive and address new challenges. Here we foray into the jargon jungle to understand trends.
The Path to Diversity: Women on Assignment
Women compose far less than 50% of the expatriate workforce. Gender parity is both a moral imperative and a strategic opportunity. We can achieve it.
Helping Mobility Professionals Be More Strategic: How to Implement Analytics and Metrics
Assignment segmentation and policy flexibility are driving a need for more metrics and analytics. This presents a strategic opportunity for mobility managers.
Dilemma 7: Challenges of Diversity in Non-diverse Locations
Companies are making progress on the road to diversity, but assignments to some locations pose challenges. Learn the issues and how to overcome them.
Dilemma 6: Older Expats and the Silver Revolution
Older professionals are a talent pool multinationals would be wise to leverage to meet their critical skills needs. Flexible mobility policies are the key.
Dilemma 5: Flexibility Versus Duty of Care
Companies are introducing more policy flexibility for millennial assignees, but they must balance these with their duty of care to protect employees.
Dilemma 4: The Rise of the Expatriate Gig Worker
The gig economy has created opportunities for workers and employers alike, but the arrangement poses challenges for mobility program managers.
Essential Skills for Global Mobility Managers
Global mobility program managers need many skills to succeed: analysis, presentation, sales, storytelling, technical literacy, rewards, and compliance are key.
Dilemma 3: Extended Business Trips and Commuters
Increasing reliance on shorter assignments and business trips requires changes in HR processes and responsibility. Mobility teams can lead this change.
Dilemma 2: Job Mobility Versus Employee Mobility
Companies relocate operations to benefit from lower costs. Now they can move jobs to people or allow mobile employees a choice of where they work.
Dilemma 1: Mobile Millennials – Beware the Expectation Mismatch
Millennials in the global workforce are bringing a new set of challenges for HR. Here we examine mismatches with traditional expat programs and how to adapt.
Managing Mobility Policy Exceptions
Exceptions to mobility program policy remain a necessary option, but they can be managed. Keeping these tips in mind may save headaches and money.
Seven Dilemmas Facing the Future of Global Mobility
The complexity of changes taking place and emerging dilemmas will challenge mobility management practices in coming years. Here are seven areas to focus on.
Exploring Alternatives: Local Plus and Permanent Moves
As companies look to permanent transfers as alternatives to long-term assignments, complications arise. Local plus pay packages can mitigate the problems.
Millennials in the Workforce – What Is Their Impact on Mobility Programs?
Millennials are a growing part of the mobile workforce, with lifestyles and career ambitions different from earlier generations. Mobility programs have adapted.
International Benefit Challenges: Poll Results
Mercer held a webcast on international benefits and invited guests to tell us about their international benefit programs and what challenges they face.
Latest Trends in International Benefits
Overview of the latest trends in international healthcare, life cover, and disability benefits, plus potential solutions both cost-effective and compliant.
New Trends Reshaping Expatriate Compensation and Mobility Policies
A look at the global mobility landscape, myths of expatriation, and how employers should restructure policies and compensation to reflect new realities.
Spotlight on China: HR and Remuneration Challenges
Discussion of current HR and remuneration challenges in China, including the relationship among local and expatriate workers and categories between.
Expatriate Management in Asia
Overview of expatriate management in the region and in particular the increasingly blurred boundaries between local and expat remuneration approaches.
Expatriate Policy Segmentation
One way to balance expatriation costs and global development is segmenting assignments and redistributing budgets according to which provide the greatest value.
Cost Containment: Revising Global Expatriate Policies Without Sacrificing Performance
Trends in costs associated with international assignments, ways spending can be reduced, employee expectation managed, but effectiveness maintained.