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Overseas assignments increased at 64 percent of companies in 2011, compared with 43 percent the previous year, according to a May Global Relocation Trends survey by Brookfield Global Relocation Services. Read More
New trends in relocation are growing out of economic necessity as companies find new ways to move their talent while protecting both the employee and the company from the volatility of the real estate market.
How is the mortgage crisis affecting corporate relocation policies?
—No Movement, manager, retail, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
How do we better manage our expat process? Ideally, we'd like to have some type of case-management tool that enables us to make sure we place the right people in the right overseas assignment. Could you share some pointers on how we can make sure the expat process we use works to the benefit of our company and our expats? Read More
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
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
What factors account for the increasing numbers of female executives being sent on international assignment? What are their chief concerns about accepting such assignments?