More than ever, it is important to keep your assignees happy. They have all been affected by COVID-19: some had to quarantine, while others were not able to visit family in their home country due to travel restrictions.
Global Mobility is often challenged by local HR about the housing budgets in a given location. What do you do in this case? Do you consider HR’s input and potentially adjust the housing budgets accordingly, or do you maintain the housing budgets based on the data from your provider?
We are living in a challenging environment. Many companies are taking the opportunity to review their mobility policies to ensure their provisions are still aligned with market practice and/or are looking to reduce costs.
In these challenging times, companies are being faced with exceptional circumstances. One of these exceptional circumstances is when the assignee is packed to go on assignment but the assignment is cancelled last minute. Companies will typically pay for the costs directly linked to the relocation, such as shipment and medical expenses, but what about incidental costs?