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The Technology Solution you need to Determine Assignment Compensation [video]

Oct 02, 2019 @ 01:30 PM / by Michelle Curran

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The demand for a wider array of mobility approaches at different price points requires the flexibility to access allowances and evaluate policy options in an efficient way. The International Assignment Calculator aggregates allowances such as Cost of living allowance (COLA), housing, tax, hardship, and more – in one place. Learn more by watching the video below:

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Cheat Sheet for Explaining Cost of Living Allowance [COLA] Changes to Employees

Sep 26, 2019 @ 01:41 PM / by Weston Hicks

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Are you reactive or proactive? A couple of months ago, Jessica Caligan shared how companies are using proactive communication strategies to enhance employee experience on international assignments.

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COLA Change Report - helping you communicate proactively with employees

Sep 20, 2019 @ 06:33 AM / by Gerald Abbey

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We are excited to announce the addition of this complimentary report, available exclusively on our International Assignment Calculator. You can proactively enhance the assignee experience through a more transparent and personalized communication.

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What can you do to protect your international assignees when home or host currency weakens?

Sep 19, 2019 @ 09:45 AM / by Tom Healey

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When an expatriate’s home country currency weakens, what do you do? In my recent post, I talked about the importance of initiating an increase in their goods and services allowance because the employee’s salary portion, meant to be spent on their market basket, will no longer go as far once converted into their host currency.

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2019 World Cup: Traveling to cheer on your team for the Final 4?

Jun 29, 2019 @ 03:15 PM / by Gerald Abbey

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Now that we've reached the Final 4 teams, we started thinking about practical prices for those that are traveling to the city. What's the cost of getting to the stadium? How much are hotels? What are you going to pay for dinner? Below are the prices from our Short-term Allowance Calculator for Lyon, France:

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Riding the COLA-Coaster:  2 Proactive Communication Strategies for Cost-of-Living

May 29, 2019 @ 10:39 AM / by Jessica Caligan

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Communication and the Employee Experience are two interconnected themes that continue to dominate today’s mobility conversation.

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3 New Ways for Mobility to Communicate!

May 20, 2019 @ 12:01 AM / by Pete Korthy

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Communicating critical information and setting expectations for assignees and business partners are key to creating successful assignments. To ensure the information gets through inbox clutter, global mobility leaders are incorporating newer, more tech-savvy ways to communicate with both employees and internal business partners.

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'It’s Not Enough Money!': 3 solutions for low-wage to high-cost assignees

May 06, 2019 @ 12:01 AM / by Grace Kernohan

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When transferring assignees from low wage to high cost locations, many companies are confronted with this challenge: even with a COLA, their lowest wage assignees don’t have sufficient purchasing power in the host location, especially in comparison to their fellow expats and local peers.

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What is a Personal Salary Impact Statement and how is it used in Global Mobility?

Apr 08, 2019 @ 01:02 AM / by Gerald Abbey

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What is a Personal Salary Impact Statement? This is information that an employer can offer an employee when relocating them from one location to another. This statement provides a sense of how the employee’s purchase power will be affected by the move.

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How will BREXIT impact your Cost of Living Allowance?

Apr 02, 2019 @ 12:40 AM / by Emily Stewart

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In recent months, there have been many news references to panic-buying and BREXIT stockpiling. In the event of a no-deal BREXIT, some experts advise to have a minimum of two weeks’ worth of food, water, and household items such as toilet paper for the immediate short-term. But what items are expected to be affected long-term in the market basket?

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