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 […]

Delivering A Successful International Assignment

international assignments

8 minute read Last updated: 9th October 2019   Organisations deploy personnel on international assignment for many reasons. Whether you are addressing an internal skills gaps, supporting leadership development or looking to improve working relations across borders, for any international assignment to be successful, there will be a multitude of legal, immigration, tax and pensions […]

HR Challenges of International Business

International HR challenges

What are the main HR challenges of international business? Organisations with global operations face complex and relentless personnel issues. From increased legal risk exposure across borders to dealing with a worldwide scarcity of talent, the HR challenges of international business must be overcome to maintain advantage at scale through a high performing, mobile workforce. Legal […]

Mobile Workforce (and How to Safeguard it!)

Whether exploring new business opportunities abroad, meeting up with partners in the supply chain or visiting overseas sites, many workers, as part of a mobile workforce, are required to travel for business purposes. UK-based employers have a duty of care towards their employees, including those travelling or deployed overseas, whether on a commuter or short-term […]