Nurturing Diversity in Non-Diverse Locations

Nurturing diversity within the workforce is not just a moral imperative, it also makes economic sense: it allows companies to tap into new talent pools and provide a significant advantage in the global talent war. While companies are making progress on the road to diversity, they face problems when relocating employees to destinations where specific […]

Managing Expatriate Gig Workers

The fast growing gig economy is changing the way companies run their businesses and manage their employees. On paper, the gig economy model – in which workers take on temporary work to perform specific tasks or projects – looks like a win-win for the company and for the employees. From a company perspective, the gig […]

Keeping Pace with Global Talent Mobility

The pace of change in talent mobility and global HR in general keeps accelerating as technological innovation, new generations entering the workforce, and new forms of global mobility are emerging. These ongoing changes bring a mixed bag of heightened employee expectations, hopes of better management practices and business uncertainties, and force HR teams to reassess […]

Adopting Flexibility in Global Mobility

A successful global mobility programme needs to work well for both the assignees and the company. But implementing an effective expatriate policy that is both flexible and defined enough to serve as the foundation for any mobility scenario is a challenge, even for the most evolved global mobility programs. In reality, developing flexible international mobility […]

Older Assignees & Expatriate Workers

The rise of millennials grabs headlines and companies scramble to accommodate the expectations of new generations. However, the fact that the workforce is ageing quickly is an equally important trend. This trend is a global one, not limited to Europe and North America. Workforces in many emerging markets in Asia and Latin America are also […]

Expatriate Failure Reasons (How To Avoid!)

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 […]

Global Mobility Trends: 2020 & Beyond

An awareness of global mobility trends is essential for mobility and HR professionals within multinational organisations. Keeping your finger on the pulse allows you to ensure compliance, derive competitive advantage and maximise value and return from international projects, leading to lower expatriate failure rates and overall, a happier, more motivated, productive and engaged workforce. Each […]

Professional Relocating (Tips for Employers)

Deploying an employee or a team of personnel overseas is a task that requires a high degree of professional relocating expertise, including planning, and knowledge and contacts local to the destination. We look at some of the practical considerations for HR and global mobility teams responsible for implementing overseas relocation projects.   Relocation policy Is […]

Posted Workers Directive (Employers’ Guide)

posted workers directive

14 minute read Last updated: 20th November 2019 Under the Posted Workers Directive, an employer must follow some of the employment rules of the country they are posting the employee to. In this article, we look at the rules on posting workers in different EU member states under both the original and recently revised Posted […]

Relocation Policy (What to Include?)

11 minute read Last updated: 19th November 2019   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 […]