Duty of Care: Planning for Emergencies

In recent years, a number of large-scale international emergencies have unfolded. Six major hurricanes rocked the globe in 2017, taking thousands of lives and causing billions in damage. Many nations around the world are also struggling with prolonged challenges: armed conflicts, health crises, poverty, political turmoil and more. Each of these challenges adds a layer of complexity to corporate

Selecting the Right Candidate for a Global Assignment

Taking the time to screen potential expatriates prior to a global assignment can go a long way to ensuring assignment success. Find out more:  

The Cost of Mismanaged Global Assignments

Global assignments that are mismanaged result in higher costs that could be avoided and also could result in an unsuccessful assignment if the employee is not able to focus on the goals of their assignment. A well-managed assignment includes pre-assignment discussions with the employee that align with expectations of both the employee (and accompanying family) and the business. If employees feel

Controlling Global Assignment Costs

Finding a balance between employee support and cost management when overseeing global assignments is a challenge, but it can be done. Most importantly, it's imperative to properly plan for assignments and actively manage expenses. No two global assignments are identical, so rather than creating a one-size-fits-all solution, you may opt to evaluate some custom-fit solutions that take the bigger

Understanding Global Assignment Costs

Confidence in the U.S. economy is rising, and with it, the number of companies seeking to establish, strengthen or expand their positions globally is increasing. Often, this involves expatriating talent to fill key positions in other countries. Some companies will also provide global assignment opportunities to expand their employees' knowledge and skills. Whether your company is well versed or

My Way, Your Way, Our Way in Global Mobility Programs

Today, we are joined by guest author, Nigel Ewington from TCO International. Recently I got the opportunity to work with a Global Mobility professional who told me a story about a loss of trust she experienced in some global colleagues. She was feeling frustrated and let-down by the actions of some colleagues who had failed to follow the policy they had agreed together. It was made worse by the

5 Important Topics to Include in a Global Assignment Letter of Understanding

One way to help ensure global assignment success is to prepare an effective global assignment letter of understanding that outlines the pertinent details and benefits of the assignment in a way that leaves no room for misinterpretation.  After your letter of understanding addresses specific information regarding the scope of the assignment, you can delve into the specifics of your global mobility

Best practices for Writing a Global Assignment Letter Of Understanding

Relocating globally or going on an assignment for a job is considered a major life event because it often requires an employee selling a home before moving the family to a new country and changing many of their typical routines. Your employee letter of understanding must cover a number of important topics, but without increasing your employee's anxiety. A letter of understanding outlines the

Global Compensation Services (Part 3)

A global mobility program can offer significant value to a company, not only because of the business opportunities it presents, but also because it helps to attract and retain quality talent. However, to remain in compliance with the rules and regulations of various countries, a well-run global mobility program needs accurate, timely administration and bookkeeping. Working with a global

Global Compensation Services (Part 2)

A global mobility program can offer significant value to a company, not only because of the business opportunities it presents, but also because it helps to attract and retain quality talent. However, to remain in compliance with the rules and regulations of various countries, a well-run global mobility program needs accurate, timely administration and bookkeeping. Working with a global