Expatriates

Now more than ever, expatriation of employees is an essential part of managing the workforce in international organisations. It is important that workers’ skills are put to best use across the world.

Organisations should give careful consideration to the locations to which they send employees. There are many factors to take into account, including political stability, legal and tax requirements, employment costs, transport links and language and cultural barriers.


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Biden to boost migrant worker visa rights

Changes to rules concerning H-1B visas could increase numbers of foreign specialists while safeguarding US wages.

‘Infodemic’ and ‘Covid myopia’ pose risks to global workforce

26 Nov 2020

Risks facing the global workforce have reached their highest level since 2016, with a growing ‘infodemic’ and mental health issues among significant challenges.

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US immigration: How Biden’s election affects global mobility

20 Nov 2020

Global mobility has been stymied under Donald Trump but the new Biden administration is planning a return to a more talent-friendly approach.

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‘Stealth expats’: managing staff secretly working abroad

4 Nov 2020

Finding out that an employee has secretly been working from another country isn’t a new problem, but it has become...

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Services sector ‘overlooked’ in Brexit trade talks

13 Oct 2020

The needs of the UK’s £225bn professional services sector are being overlooked in the UK-EU trade talks according a sub-committee...

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Global mobility leaders: ‘Your country needs YOU’

28 Apr 2020

One of the best known images of the First World War is the commanding face of Lord Kitchener, his finger...

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Why cultural training is vital for overseas assignments

15 Jan 2020

Overseas projects often fail when employees and their families are not prepared for life abroad. Janette Hiscock looks at why...

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Real pay growth in Europe lagging far behind Asia

11 Nov 2019

Real salary growth across Europe is expected to slow in 2020, with wage increases lagging far behind pay awards seen...

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International expansion: three HR essentials that get overlooked

27 Jun 2019

With Brexit encouraging a growing number of organisations to establish themselves abroad, Ben Wright explores three people management challenges that...

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HR Tech World 2017: Maersk Oil drills down on global mobility and payroll

20 Mar 2017

Making payroll globally consistent and compliant can be a challenge. How does Maersk Oil, which operates in more than 10 ...

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How do you decide if expatriate employees’ legal rights fall under UK or foreign law?

7 Dec 2016

The recent legal case of Jeffery v The British Council shows employers how to decide whether expatriate employees’ legal rights...

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Why the talent function needs to work more closely with global mobility

2 Dec 2016

International assignments play a positive role in career advancement, so why is global mobility not linked more closely to talent...

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International assignments in an uncertain world (webinar)

11 Oct 2016

ON DEMAND | The current economic and political climate has led to increasing challenges for employers managing ...

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How software can help to streamline global relocation

26 Aug 2015

Instances of global relocation are on the rise, and organisations struggle to contain costs. A cloud-based system could help managers...

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Managing the risks of employing a global workforce

5 Dec 2014

Many international companies operate with employees deployed across the world. They function across networks of offices in different countries, client...

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