Compensation Case Study - Transfer to a New Country

    Feb 14, 2022 @ 06:30 PM / by Andrea Downing

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    Client Challenge #5:

    A consumer goods client contacted us seeking help evaluating the impact on an employee transferring to a new country. The compensation in the new country was lower and the client wanted to provide a "settling-in payment" to help the employee acclimate to the new location. However, to do this they needed a tool to help them determine what this payment would be.



    AIRINC recommended using the Host Pay Calculator to determine the payment. This tool allowed the client to compare home vs. host salaries to better understand the income tax and cost differences the employee will face. With this additional knowledge, the client was able to easily determine the required "settling-in payment" to make the transition to the local salary easy for the employee.

    Understanding the pay situation enabled the client to have more informed discussions with the employees, and to present an attractive compensation package, thus achieving their goal of successfully transferring the employee to a new country.

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    Topics: Cost of Living, Global Mobility, Workforce globalization, Employee Compensation, Global Compensation, Calculate cost of living allowance, alternative pay approach, Total Reward, Distributed Workforce, geographic differentials, salary structures, Compensation

    Andrea Downing

    Written by Andrea Downing

    Andrea joined AIRINC in 2014 as a Client Solutions Executive with over fifteen years’ experience in global mobility with expatriate data consultancies. Andrea is the first point of contact for clients within the EMEA region that are managing their first international assignments; she also develops relationships with partner companies in EMEA. Andrea’s experience ranges from conducting pricing surveys to managing consulting projects, providing a full understanding of all the issues clients face with cross-border moves. Andrea has a BSc (Hons) Degree in Biological Sciences from Middlesex University.