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[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 05, 2018 @ 11:47 AM / by Anne Benjamin

A mall in Astana, Kazakhstan as seen during an AIRINC cost of living survey. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Oscar Rasson.

A Cost of Living Survey in a digital world

At AIRINC, technology allows our dedicated survey staff to collect data and monitor changes through telephone and online research in conjunction with on-site surveys. We collect a wider range of data more efficiently using this multi-pronged approach, and by using an in-house research survey team, we collect the most objective, consistent pricing data.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 03, 2018 @ 02:25 AM / by Genie Martens

How do you define a "Short Term Assignment"?

AIRINC’s Short Term Assignment (STA) survey confirmed that although the typical STA is defined as unaccompanied and 3 to 12 months in duration, many companies reported that their policies include significant flexibility around STA arrangements and entitlements. This flexibility helps to encourage mobility and control costs, but can make it challenging to determine how to structure assignee support.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 02, 2018 @ 06:29 AM / by Michelle Curran

Exchange Rate Fluctuation and Economic Volatility

Cost of Living Allowances (COLA) are affected by complex economic factors like exchange rate fluctuation and economic volatility, which are highly unpredictable. For a COLA to be effective, the allowance must be reviewed and updated periodically to take these factors into account.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 23, 2018 @ 10:38 AM / by Genie Martens

 

Volatility Affecting International Assignees – How Should Mobility Respond?

News about extraordinary economic volatility in major emerging market countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Turkey, South Africa, and others has global mobility departments questioning whether they need to take any special measures to address the concerns of their international assignees



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[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 24, 2018 @ 01:03 PM / by Michelle Curran

Do you need a turn-key technology platform to quickly calculate international allowances? Or perhaps a configurable solution that works with your company-specific policies and data?



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[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 18, 2017 @ 01:53 PM / by Jonathan Nyquist

What is the true cost of an assignment?



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[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 02, 2016 @ 11:35 AM / by Gerald Abbey

A Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) is crucial to protecting international assignees from increased goods and services costs while on an international assignment.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 28, 2016 @ 11:32 AM / by Gerald Abbey

Do your current policies and processes need some temporary (or even permanent) changes to address BREXIT's current, and future, economic impact on mobility?



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