A I R S h a r e

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Gerald Abbey

Gerry currently fills a dual role as a manager of expatriate housing within AIRINC’s Data and Analysis Department and as Social Media Marketing Manager. As a member of the housing team since 2009, Gerry helps train cost of living surveyors in international housing data collection and analysis methodology, and also assists in the quarterly release of housing and utility data for over 500 locations. Due to the ever changing mobility needs of AIRINC’s clients, Gerry is also working with a product development team to enhance AIRINC’s housing tools to better service our clients’ needs. As the managing editor for content, style, and publication of AIRINC’s blog, Gerry is able to cross-connect his wealth of data experience into valuable content for our global professional following. Before joining AIRINC, Gerry spent two years living as an expatriate in Southeast Asia on a Fulbright Scholarship, teaching and researching international instructional methodology.
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Recent Posts

Pulse Survey Results: Assignees in Hong Kong

Nov 14, 2019 @ 10:20 AM / by Gerald Abbey

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Hong Kong has been subject to ongoing street protests since June 2019. The protests have led to varying degrees of disruptions in daily living for residents, a sharp reduction in tourists visiting the city, and most recently, an economic downturn considered to be the worst since 2008.

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Pulse Survey: Assignees in Hong Kong

Oct 16, 2019 @ 03:32 PM / by Gerald Abbey

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Do you have assignees based in Hong Kong? If yes, is the recent instability having an impact? Many of our clients are seeing an increase in calls from concerned assignees asking to discuss their situation. Potential options such as a transfer to another location, increased flexibility to work from home, security briefings, and more, along with the impact of these options on their assignment policy.

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2019 Global Workforce Symposium: YP40 Panel on Networking and Career Development [event]

Sep 23, 2019 @ 12:37 PM / by Gerald Abbey

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The upcoming Global Workforce Symposium 2019, hosted by WorldWide ERC, will be held in Boston this year. AIRINC is excited to participate in this great event and AIRINC Relationship Manager, Christopher Ward, will be moderating a YP40 panel discussion entitled, It Takes a Village! Leveraging your network to manage crisis & develop your career.

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COLA Change Report - helping you communicate proactively with employees

Sep 20, 2019 @ 06:33 AM / by Gerald Abbey

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We are excited to announce the addition of this complimentary report, available exclusively on our International Assignment Calculator. You can proactively enhance the assignee experience through a more transparent and personalized communication.

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The Cost of Living - It's Not Just About the Cost of Housing

Sep 13, 2019 @ 10:09 AM / by Gerald Abbey

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The upcoming 2019 CERC Conference will be held in Niagara Falls ON, Canada starting this Sunday. AIRINC is excited to participate in this great event and AIRINC Senior Director Jessica Caligan will be giving a presentation with Runzheimer and Weichert entitled, The Cost of Living - It's Not Just About the Cost of Housing.

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Houston TX, U.S.A. - SHRM Global HR Conference, 11 September 2019 [Event]

Sep 09, 2019 @ 12:34 PM / by Gerald Abbey

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AIRINC will be exhibiting at SHRM Global HR Conference in Houston this Wednesday.

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Middle East Business: AIRINC's Michael Joyce Published by NES Global Talent

Sep 09, 2019 @ 09:08 AM / by Gerald Abbey

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The vibrant Middle East offers amazing opportunities to live and work across all industry sectors. There are 17 countries in the Middle East, and often they’re grouped in discussions about the region. 

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5-Days-in-Rome: Glimpse an AIRINC Cost of Living Survey in Action! [video]

Aug 07, 2019 @ 01:23 PM / by Gerald Abbey

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Below is a video series taken by AIRINC Surveyor, Zenab Tavakoli, during her recent cost of living survey in Rome, Italy. We hope you enjoy this glimpse into survey life and the world of Global Mobility!

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Part 5 of 5: Economic Volatility: Best Practices for Managing Your Mobility Program Over Time

Aug 01, 2019 @ 12:01 AM / by Gerald Abbey

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Control program costs while meeting assignee needs via well-designed policies that address economic changes over time. Access the recording to learn how to:

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Part 4 of 5: Host-Based Solutions and an Introduction to Global Compensation with AIRINC and Korn Ferry

Jul 23, 2019 @ 03:44 AM / by Gerald Abbey

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Host-based compensation approaches for cross-border assignments and transfers tend to be most effective when specific conditions exist. The key to success is having a decision process in place to assess when this approach is likely to be successful, or when an alternative pay approach may be preferable.

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