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.
Minimizing Exceptions to Policy Without Demotivating Expatriates
Practical suggestions for keeping exceptions to company policy from becoming the norm – and creating administrative burden and escalating costs.
Home-Host Housing Options: What Makes Sense and Why
When expatriates face sell/keep and rent/buy decisions for housing, consider the pros and cons within the parameters of the relocation policy.
Warning Signs of a Communication Problem Between HR and Expatriates
How can you know how successful your communication efforts have been? And how can you avoid problems with future communications with expatriates?
Expat Benefits: Update and Trends
Getting benefits right can be a positive contribution to an overseas deployment, but balancing employee expectation with rising costs is a challenge.
How Do You Know It Isn't Broken? Auditing and Benchmarking Your Global Mobility Program
Auditing and benchmarking your mobility program can counter the effects of changes in your company or the business environment on policies and processes.
Cost Projections: The Answer to Budget and Management Mandates
Analyzing and monitoring assignment expenditures can help HR balance budget requirements and expatriate needs, while arming them with data for future planning.
Keeping a Firm Grip on Vendor Activity and Performance
Identify service providers that have the right knowledge and expertise, interview them, then get detailed proposals outlining services and fees.
Repatriation: Avoid Reverse Culture Shock
Expatriates and organizations alike tend to overlook the challenges and risks associated with returning from an international assignment. They shouldn't.
Effective Short-term Assignment Per Diem Calculations
An increasing number of assignments means higher costs, so ensure that the short-term allowances you provide to your employees are calculated smartly.
How Do “Expat Lite” Programs Manage to Cut Costs?
Cost-reductions can be great for a company that has a large expatriate population for which this cheaper alternative to the balance sheet is appropriate.
Localization and Local Plus Packages: An Alternative Deal for Foreign Talent
Both in spite of – and because of – economic uncertainty and uneven growth, multinational companies continue to refine their talent mobility practices.
Local Plus: Focusing on the Practicalities of an Increasingly Popular Concept
Local plus packages have grown ever more prevalent. Learn the key characteristics of successful local plus policies and some of the implementation challenges.