Global mobility

Global mobility 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. Managing reward for international assignments is also key.


EU immigration: two fifths of firms won’t reallocate roles to Britons

Nine out of 10 UK businesses believe the recruitment of EU nationals plays an important role in their UK operations,...

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HR priorities switch as pandemic heralds a new future

25 Jun 2020

The advent of Covid-19 has seen a major switch in HR priorities, a new survey has found, with the ‘future...

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Global mobility will return to ‘business as usual’ for many employers

17 Jun 2020

Almost half of employers plan a return to ‘business as usual’ when it comes to global mobility, according to a...

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Post-coronavirus: How companies can learn from blockchain

27 May 2020

Tamara Haasen describes how blockchain influences the peer-to-peer structure of technology company IOHK and how all employers could apply it...

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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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Coronavirus: What employers need to know (webinar)

19 Mar 2020

ON-DEMAND | As the true impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic becomes apparent, employers are facing...

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Expanding your global workforce, four considerations

26 Feb 2020

PROMOTED CONTENT | By the end of 2020, it’s predicted that 87% of businesses will have a presence in one or more foreign markets...

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City firms ‘must coordinate skills development to avoid talent shortages’

28 Jan 2020

Every role in the financial services sector will be affected by automation and...

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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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Global mobility and HR summit comes to London

23 Oct 2019

London hosts the Forum for Expatriate Management’s 2019 Global Mobility Summit next month with Brexit and immigration high on the...

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EU must better prepare for impact of no-deal Brexit on UK citizens

29 Jul 2019

The European Union needs to ramp up its contingency planning for the effect a no-deal Brexit could have on UK...

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Johnson hints at Australian-style immigration system

26 Jul 2019

New prime minister Boris Johnson has indicated he may introduce an Australian-style points system for skilled overseas workers after Brexit....

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Immigration rules on same-sex partners remain tough

24 May 2019

Only a third of countries allow same-sex spouses to qualify as dependents on immigration applications, while just 30% allow same-sex partners this qualification.

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Could data analytics solve the skills shortage puzzle after Brexit?

23 Nov 2018

With all the political chaos surrounding the proposed Brexit deal, it’s hardly surprising that organisations feel confused about how to...

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