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.


Could a blockchain health record help HR handle the pandemic?

There could be a need for employees to share health credentials once the pandemic recedes. IBM is one of the companies developing secure ‘health passports’. 

Top 10 HR questions February 2021: Vaccination and IR35

1 Mar 2021

Can employers insist their staff have a coronavirus vaccination? What is IR35? Last month's big HR questions answered by XpertHR...

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Religious dress: Modest fashion in women’s working life

12 Feb 2021

What do you need in your wardrobe if your work takes you to the Middle East? Should HR help employees...

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Biden to boost migrant worker visa rights

22 Jan 2021

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

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‘High-value’ business travellers to be exempt from quarantine

4 Dec 2020

The transport secretary Grant Shapps has indicated that “high-value business travellers” will be exempt from having to self-isolate when returning...

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

24 Sep 2020

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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