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.

Language skills critical to business success in global marketplace

21 Jan 2005

The ability to speak more than one language is critical to succeed in business in Europe, Asia and Latin America, according to a survey of executive recruiters.

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Going global

1 Oct 2002

We welcome your letters, requests to other readers for research assistance and announcements of people moves relating to HR executives with international responsibilities. E-mail details to: or write to globalhr, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS, UK.

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Global newsround

1 Feb 2001

All the latest on what’s happening in HR around the world, By Philip Whitley
Business goes to court over Clinton’s...

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