More often than not, cultivating a healthy, balanced life overseas is left to the employee, not the human resources department. But PepsiCo is one of a growing number of companies promoting global wellness programs to help smooth overseas transitions.Read More
Companies look to cut costs by rejiggering perks for international assignments, shortening foreign stays and targeting younger employees and empty nesters.Read More
'It's gone from transactional to strategic,' says the director of consulting with Weichert Relocation Resources.Read More
Relocation is now viewed as part of long-term talent development, but the housing crash is forcing employers to offer greater assistance—including detailed cost analyses of moves—to get workers on board.Read More
Rather than merely enabling your global mobility program to react to changes in the world's economic climate, you can design the program to anticipate such shifts before they occur.Read More
It's rare these days for a company to buy a relocated employee’s home if it doesn't sell quickly; a lump sum for relocation costs is probably the most common strategy now.Read More
What factors account for the increasing numbers of female executives being sent on international assignment? What are their chief concerns about accepting such assignments?
The low rate of relocations bucks the usual trend: Relocations usually increase in a recession because people look elsewhere when they can’t find jobs locally.Read More
I am trying to develop a workforce planning guide for each of our agencies. What are some questions for each phase that will guide them through the process?
Company growth led the list of internal factors while the top external factor cited is a lack of qualified people locally. The use of lump-sum payments grew last year, and employees who declined relocations cited family issues most often as their reason for turning down a move.Read More