Talent Mobility Masterclasses

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Mercer’s 2021 series of Talent Mobility Masterclasses offers you a chance to meet our leading global mobility experts and get their insights on the most common dilemmas arising in the new world of work. Our experts are going to share highlights of Mercer’s latest research into the most topical and current issues in global mobility, helping you get a wider perspective and improve your strategy to stay ahead of the game.

Why attend: We will be sharing insights into current Mobility management trends and practices and providing tips for success, based on recent survey results in light of the changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our webinars are always free to attend.

Who should attend: Talent mobility professionals, HR and staffing teams managing expatriates and mobile employees.

Managing International Hires

April 22, 1:00pm UK

The pandemic has reshaped the way we work and the way we approach and handle globally mobile employees.

Join our webcast to find out more about the definition of international foreign hires, policy types, distinctions in packages and compensation approaches. See how they compare with international assignments and permanent transfers in terms of entitlements, benefits, forecasting of costs, roles and responsibilities, and learn our best practices.

Speakers: Kati Rasetti (Mercer), Christof Ternes (Mercer)

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Related: Due to numerous requests from our 2020 edition Survey participants, we recently launched a more in-depth study on Managing International Foreign Hires – Allowances, Entitlements and Benefits. Participate by April 30 to get exclusive benefits.

According to a recent Mercer survey, 46% of organizations have specific global policies, frameworks, or guidelines for international foreign hires.

Flexible Working and Virtual Assignments

April 28, 1:00pm UK

The debate about flexible work setup and remote working that took HR by storm in 2020 remains a top priority for HR and mobility teams in 2021. Delivering more flexible work options (40%) and enabling remote/virtual assignments (37%) are among the key concerns for talent mobility managers, according to Mercer’s 2020 spot survey on Mobility trends disrupted by the COVID-19 crisis. At an international level, mobility managers are pondering whether “virtual assignments” will be replacing traditional expatriate assignments in the long run.

This session will discuss how to implement a structured approach to determine the feasibility of the different forms of international remote working and successfully implement new policies.

Speakers: Olivier Meier (Mercer), Viviane MacLeod-Domon (Mercer)

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Related: Access Mercer’s resources on virtual assignments.

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Compensation Approaches and Assignee Purchasing Power

May 26, 1:00pm UK

Current mobility compensation approaches were designed for traditional expatriates on fixed long-term assignments. Recent changes resulting from new mobility patterns and forms of assignments, including international remote working, are forcing companies to revisit their approaches.

This session will explore the available options and how they fit in the context of a globally distributed mobile workforce. We will also provide an overview of cost-of-living trends globally, and related mobile employee purchasing power issues.

Speakers: tbc

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Related: Read articles about expatriate employee compensation by Mercer’s mobility experts or download our guide to compensation approaches.

Managing Mobility Digitalization

July 6, 1:00pm UK

Employee Experience

August 29, 1:00pm UK

Session details coming soon.

Speakers: tbc

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Related: Read our recent article about energizing the mobile workforce post-pandemic, and check out how Mercer’s Mobility Management Platform can help you transform the mobile employee experience.

Mobility Technology

September 15, 1:00pm UK

Session details coming soon.

Speakers: Michael Nash (Mercer), Frederic Franchi (Mercer)

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Related: Download our guide to optimizing global mobility management with technology, or find out more about our technology solutions for small, medium, and complex mobility programs.

Alternative International Assignments

October 20, 1:00pm UK

Session details coming soon.

Speakers: Anne Rossier-Renaud (Mercer), tbc

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Related: The 2020/2021 edition of the Alternative International Assignments Survey (AIA) continues our research into the use of international assignments other than long-term expatriate assignments: short-term assignments, permanent moves / one-way transfers, and commuter assignments.

Employee Cost of Living and Quality of Living Allowances

November 17, 1:00pm UK

Session details coming soon.

Speakers: Olivier Meier (Mercer), tbc

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Related: Read about addressing the impact of exchange rate fluctuations on cost-of-living allowances.

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