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  • Trailing Spouses and their Impact on Gender Diversity in International Assignments

    The term “trailing spouse” was invented by a Wall Street Journal writer in the early eighties, during a wave of globalisation when businesses were expanding overseas. The term describes a spouse who accompanies their partner to another country on their overseas job assignment. In those days the worker was usually a male executive and the […]

  • Gender Disparity in International Assignments

    Robust demand from women to work overseas has not translated to a proportionate number of female international assignees. In this article, we will explore why gender disparity in international assignment exists. As domestic boundaries are increasingly broken down, the world requires a more diverse workforce to accommodate changing business needs. This overt gender disparity is […]

  • International Assignment Failure and Tracking Methods

    When an employee is assigned to a position abroad there is always the possibility of failure and early repatriation.  Since this can result in extra expense and business disruption, companies will want to find ways to mitigate the primary causes of expatriate failure. The Impact of International Assignment Failure Rates International assignment failure rates will […]

  • The Challenge of Measuring Return on Investment

    A company that is expanding its global mobility program may be surprised at the overall cost of sending employees abroad for either short or long term positions.  International assignments can be 2 to 3 times more expensive than a similar position in the home country, with one estimate for a 30- month assignment exceeding US$1 […]

  • 5 Changes in Immigration Policies for Workers on Assignment

    Global mobility programs are confronting a new trend in immigration policy that makes placing workers on assignment more difficult and expensive. In an effort to preserve job opportunities for their citizens, some countries have placed quotas on work permits, or inter-company limits on the number of foreign workers that can be hired. Tightening immigration laws […]

  • Global Mobility Metrics: What is Required to Measure the ROI of International Assignment Solutions?

    This series of articles on managing the costs of international assignment solutions has outlined the organizational steps that may be involved in planning and executing a successful assignment. As noted, there are numerous challenges in assessing the value and return on investment of assignments, due to the many intangible benefits that can result as well […]

  • Global Mobility Strategy: Developing an ROI Focused Approach

    An ROI-focused approach for setting global mobility strategy is one way to compare costs of international assignments with the potential business benefits.  As discussed in previous articles, there are inherent challenges in finding the right ROI metric for assignments, but it is possible to break the costs and benefits into distinct categories to develop a […]

  • International Assignment Solution: The Value of Foreign Assignments to Your Organization

    Once a business embarks on a global mobility strategy, there must be some method of assessing the value of a foreign assignment.  The reason for the foreign posting will usually be some business challenge that requires an international assignment solution, by sending one or more employees abroad. In this third article of our series on […]

  • Gender and Global Mobility: Why should we be talking about it?

    Gender equality, diversity, inclusion, these are words and phrases that organisations love to pride themselves about – especially in the 21st century. But are these just the latest buzzwords used loosely to portray a forward thinking and progressive organisation? Does this ‘gender equality’ extend toward all areas of the company? Or is there an unconscious bias, […]

  • International Assignment Objectives – Defining Goals

    Establishing international assignment objectives is a necessity for companies with active global mobility programs, since every aspect of the assignment will be assessed in relationship to attaining the original business goals.  The primary challenge lies in measuring value and performance to see if objectives are being met, using reliable metrics that relate to both the […]

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