HR practitioners responsible for managing global assignments and overseas relocation do not expect activity to stop, despite current world events.
However, companies are focusing on contingency planning, increased security and some alternative approaches in the light of the war on terror and political uncertainty around the globe, a poll shows.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development poll of 131 HR professionals found that under one per cent indicated they would be cancelling all international staff transfers and just six per cent would be imposing temporary holds.
The changing situation around the world has led to more than 21 per cent moving employees from areas of conflict to a safer location, while 18 per cent brought staff home.
According to the results of the survey, 17 per cent were beefing up internal and external security, with a further 11 per cent considering similar improvements.
The most common alternative to overseas relocation was more local recruiting, with 30 per cent, closely followed by telecommuting on 28 per cent.