Reevaluating Total Rewards Strategies for the Growing Remote Workforce

    Aug 04, 2020 @ 05:41 PM / by Steve Brink

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    Prior to the current pandemic, a 2018 study by GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com highlighted that just 3.6% of the United States labor force worked remotely 50% or more of the time. 

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    Moving Forward: Ethiopia at a glance, an assignee’s point of view

    Aug 03, 2020 @ 02:30 AM / by Emily Stewart

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    Martin is a dislocated assignee, working for the German government on sustainable agriculture projects onsite in Addis Ababa. In late March, fearing civil unrest and a medical system unable to cope with COVID-19, he returned to his home in Kent two days before the U.K. lock-down went into effect. Now, three months later, he is preparing for his return to Ethiopia.

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    You've Got Mail: Changes to international mail prices

    Jul 28, 2020 @ 07:27 AM / by Meleah Paull

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    In 2018, the United States declared its intention to withdraw from the Universal Postal Union (UPU), a 192-member body which regulates global mail service. The precipitating event was the growth of e-commerce and a shift for the U.S. from net sender to net receiver of international mail.

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    What is 'localization' and how does it fit in your Mobility program?

    Jul 27, 2020 @ 07:03 AM / by Inez Nomidis

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    We get a lot of inquiries about how to localize expats that have been on assignment for several years. We define localizing as the process of moving an employee from an assignment package to local pay, terms, and conditions. Ideally, the localized employee’s package matches what local employees receive.

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    What’s in your global wallet?

    Jul 26, 2020 @ 07:26 PM / by Fred Schlomann

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    With the prospect of “working from anywhere” increasingly becoming a reality, a key question to answer for many people will be: “If I can do my job from anywhere in the world, where is the best place for me to live?”

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    Managing Expectations During Market Volatility

    Jul 22, 2020 @ 03:18 AM / by Emily Stewart

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    Cost of living index adjustment is driven by changes in the purchasing power of an assignee in the host location. The purchasing power is based on both the exchange rate and inflation, relative between the home and host countries.

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    COVID-19 Changes: A new kind of traffic

    Jul 21, 2020 @ 12:58 PM / by Samuel Pearl Schwartz

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    Over the last two years as an AIRINC Research Analyst, I’ve gotten accustomed to the multifaceted approach we take for our quarterly data collection. New assignments are allocated every three months and we fall into a familiar rhythm.

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    Home Country Retirement Benefits for International Assignees

    Jul 20, 2020 @ 12:15 AM / by Jason Tang

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    As indicated in our recent survey on the impact of COVID-19 on global mobility, many companies have repatriated their assignees given work stoppage and/or safety concerns in the host locations. As a result, some of these assignees are now back to their pre-assignment home country arrangement, including their home benefit plans.

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    President & CEO Steve Brink: 'Reevaluating Total Rewards Strategies for the Growing Remote Workforce'

    Jul 17, 2020 @ 12:34 PM / by Gerald Abbey

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    WorldatWorld pulished a recent article from AIRINC's President and CEO, Steve Brink. In this article, Brink discusses the changing equation of Total Rewards and the key ways to attract, retain, and enhance talent as our world continues to fasttrack business modernity during the sweeping COVID-19 pandemic. 

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    COVID-19's Third Wave: The most severe lockdown yet in Hong Kong

    Jul 17, 2020 @ 10:39 AM / by Andrew Morollo

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    On July 15th here in my hometown, Hong Kong enacted its most stringent Covid-19 lockdown to date. The number of cases here has continued to rise over the past ten days with many of the new infections are coming from unknown origins.

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