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Challenges of Localization

Dec 16, 2016 @ 11:35 AM / by Gerald Abbey

Frank Schuitema, Director, Global Compensation and Talent Mobility at International Flavors and Fragrances, discusses the leading challenges of localization. Transitioning an employee to local terms and compensation (localizing) is something that every company struggles with.

This webcast features Frank's key insights into these challenges and discusses:

  • Defining localization
  • Trends in mobility
  • Structured policies and affinity
  • Transition considerations
  • How to build a localization framework

72% of companies have a localization policy in place — do you? 61% of companies expect an increase in the number of localizations — do you?

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Gerald Abbey

Written by 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.