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

split pay

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

selecting candidates for overseas assignment

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 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 […]

7 ways HR can help employees repatriate

7 ways HR can help employees repatriate

Multinational organisations often need to deploy employees, particularly highly skilled workers, temporarily overseas to utilise their expertise or fill a skills gap. However, on return to their home country, it’s surprisingly common for employees to experience a reverse culture shock and feelings of loss for their host country. This is believed to be the main […]

Posted Workers Directive (Employers’ Guide)

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 […]

International Relocation (Helping Employees Move Overseas)

13 minute read Last updated: 13th November 2019   Relocating to a new area can be a mentally, emotionally and physically challenging experience for an employee. International relocation is an especially daunting prospect where the employee may need to contend with cultural differences, language barriers and local orientation problems, in addition to the usual challenges […]

Preparing Employees For International Move

13 minute read Last updated: 13th November 2019   Overseas deployments can carry many benefits for both the employer and employee alike. For the employee, there is the opportunity to develop professional and personal skills and experience in a new environment and culture, while for the employer, commercial objectives can be achieved by deploying an […]

Which Relocation Costs Do Employers Need to Cover?

8 minute read Last updated: 31st October 2019   There are various reasons why a business may need to move or relocate its staff. Perhaps more suitable premises are required, the business is opening in a new location, there has been a merger with another business or it needs to reduce costs. Employee relocation projects […]