Cost of Living Allowance COLA: Guide for Employers

cost of living allowance COLA

When deploying personnel overseas, remuneration and relocation packages are critical when deploying personnel overseas on assignment. It will also be important not to overlook any adjustments to reflect the cost of living in the host country. This is because the overall remuneration offered needs to be suitably lucrative to incentivise staff to accept an international […]

Split Pay for Overseas Assignees

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Deploying employees on overseas assignment raises multiple procedural and practical issues for employers, including how best to approach remuneration. One option when paying oversees assignees is to use split pay, but this comes with pros and cons. In this guide for employers, we look at what split pay is for workers on overseas assignment and […]

Selecting Candidates for Overseas Assignment

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Given the level of investment required to enable effective international working, organisations have to see the value and return in their global mobility programmes. International assignments have the potential to impact all aspects of an individual’s life – their family, their career, their health. While HR and mobility departments focus on building and maintaining the Policies, Procedures […]

Managing Risks of Senior Executive Business Travel

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Senior executive business travel remains a source of compliance risk for multinational employers. The implications of immigration non-compliance can be highly disruptive to an organisation’s operations, as well as being costly and harmful to reputation. Fundamentally, problems arise through the omission or failure by senior executives to alert the necessary internal functions of their travel plans. […]

Managing Staff Relocations

If you are considering moving your business – whether you are reducing costs, need more space or are merging with another business – you will need to understand the legal implications of staff relocations. This means following a fair process to ensure you are not breaching your employees’ rights. You will need to know whether […]

Relocation Policy (What to Include?)

Relocation Policy

Handled badly, a workplace relocation has the potential to impact morale and productivity, and key personnel may opt to leave the company, creating the additional expense of hiring and training new employees. A clear and comprehensive relocation policy is a powerful tool for ensuring both employers and employees understand their rights and responsibilities in respect […]

How to Avoid Expatriate Failure

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Deploying an employee to work overseas on assignment or as a relocation is an investment which can help your organisation take advantage of the global economy. Unfortunately, as is the case with any potentially lucrative investment, international assignments carry a high risk of failure. Expatriate failure can be expensive for your company and an unwelcome […]

Mobility Clause (Advice for Employers)

Mobility clauses in employment contracts can be a blessing and a curse. If drafted carefully and with thought, they can assist an employer to maintain operations in the event a workplace and workforce have to be relocated. However, if a mobility clause is drafted too widely, is unreasonable or if the employer fails to adequately […]

Cross Cultural Management in Remote, Global Teams

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With remote working increasingly being adopted across borders, it is becoming important for employers to manage cultural differences positively, to enhance performance and collaboration, while reducing conflict and misunderstanding. Managing a business comprised of employees from multiple different cultural backgrounds can be challenging, with a number of considerations on both an individual and organisational level. […]

Global Mobility Trends 2023

There are several trends in global mobility that are expected to continue in 2023, subject to factors such as world events, economic conditions, and advancements in technology. These include: Domestic skills shortages resulting in increased overseas recruitment Digital nomadism Increased use of technology Sustainable travel Emerging destinations Rental market challenges Greater safeguarding of mobile employees International […]