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
Career Opportunities in Mobility
Businesses with a global footprint need professionals who know how to relocate workers efficiently. Is this HR niche right for you?
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.
HR Challenge: Scarce Local Talent in Emerging Markets
Employers headquartered in North America face significant challenges in staffing their operations in emerging markets, according to Mercer’s research.
Expatriate Management Policy Trends
The more mobility and talent management strategies are integrated, the less vexing traditional problems of expatriate management become.
Utilities - An overlooked piece of the Cost of Living Housing Puzzle
The cost of electricity, gas, and oil for appliances, plus water, garbage collection, and so forth should be factored into allowances.
Cost of Living Housing Exceptions - Policy Flaw or Necessity?
Define the underlying criteria of the housing allowance to ensure fair, consistent treatment while controlling costs.
Inclusive Leadership - Critical for Competitive Advantage
Successful organizations know how to leverage diversity to create a unified and inclusive global culture.
Employee mobility and Africa
Political instability and unrest are still common in some locations, and although infrastructure is improving, it remains work in progress.
The Role of Human Resources in Expatriate Tax Matters
As expatriate tax matters become increasingly complex, with home and host locations expanding into developing countries, HR professionals face a difficult task.
The Implications of Social Security for International Assignments
Social security can be one of the most significant contributions that employers pay an employee on an international assignment, but it may also be overlooked.
Managing Expatriates in Difficult Locations: Optimizing the Global Mobility Investment
Despite the increase in global talent sourcing, not taking quality of living and cultural adjustment factors into account can doom international assignments.