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.
Paying Expatriates: Understanding Split Pay
Allowing employees on international assignments to decide the percentage of the salary to be paid in the host currency can solve a lot of headaches.
International Pay Structures: Why Are Companies Considering Them?
International Pay Structures (IPS) are becoming increasingly popular for mobile talent and may be extended to certain cadres of executive jobs too.
Preparing Employees' Children for Expatriation
When it comes to preparing an employee to move to another country, what's often overlooked is a major source of that employee's happiness: the children.
Expert Interview Series: Sofie Jensen
Sofie Jensen, head of Labour Relations and Mobility at COWI, uses her own experience as an expatriate spouse to inform policies and practices for assignees.
Expert Interview Series: Anne Rossier-Renaud
Anne Rossier-Renaud, Mercer's international assignment policies and practices surveys manager, explains how assignment types have evolved in recent years.
Expert Interview Series: Stacy Garn
Stacy Garn, Senior Manager of Global Mobility Solutions at Rockwell Collins, has a career in HR ranging from recruitment to compensation to employee relations.
Mobility and Diversity: Underused Resources to Mitigate Talent Shortages
Highlights how global mobility professionals can help find the best candidate for positions, regardless of age, gender, and sexual orientation.
Expert Interview Series: Milton Ives from RW3 CultureWizard
Milton Ives is Associate Director at RW3 CultureWizard, the leading intercultural training organization, and has extensive HR experience,
Expert Interview Series: Marco Van der Neut
Marco Van der Neut, Manager of Global Mobility at Royal FrieslandCampina, has experience managing mobility at operational, tactical, and strategic levels.
Fast-moving Consumer Goods: Global Mobility Trends
Overview of trends in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector, featuring a case study from the global mobility team at Barry Callebaut.
Expert Interview Series: Zainab Sultani-Naby of TomTom
Zainab Sultani-Naby, a global mobility consultant for TomTom and an expert in mobility compliance and risk analysis, shares her views on trends in mobility.
Essential Elements of Domestic Relocation Policies
Firms need help in two areas: the creation of sound policies and establishing appropriate, affordable levels of financial assistance to enable relocation.
Expert Interview Series: Virginia La Torre Jeker
Learn about the complexities regarding expatriate taxation with Virginia La Torre Jeker, Attorney & Founder of Cordoba Management Consulting
Managing International Assignments: Compensation Approaches
The challenge is to deal with individual assignment complexity, envisage greater policy segmentation, and map each compensation approach to assignment types.
Tracking Your Pay on an International Assignment
An issue that often confuses expatriates is that of “host-location spendable income.” Here we illustrate it through practical examples.
Changes to Cost of Living Allowances: A Closer Look
A longstanding approach to expatriate compensation is the home-based balance sheet methodology. Here we describe the approach and variables that affect it.
Talent Mobility is Key for Business Growth
To optimize their global workforces, leading companies attack the talent mobility issue from several angles.
Measuring Expatriate Quality of Living
Is quality of life affected by air pollution and traffic congestion? Access to good health care or modern sports facilities? Or maybe by all of the above?
Dual Careers and International Assignments - What Employers can do to help
The biggest obstacle to employee mobility is dual-career and family issues, according Mercer’s mobility policies and practices surveys.
Location Specific Premiums - Choosing the right methodology to match your needs
Financial incentives that motivate employees to accept a foreign assignment and compensate them for adverse conditions associated with the assignment location.
What Is the Relationship Between Family Size and Mercer Spendable Income Amounts?
As the size of a household increases, so does money spent on goods and services – but at a decreasing rate. See how that affects spendable income calculations.