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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    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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    How to communicate with video to effectively enhance employee experience

    Jul 24, 2020 @ 03:13 PM / by Michelle Curran

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    Are you using engaging videos and digital media to communicate with your assignees and their managers? Videos quickly and clearly communicate expectations and complex concepts like tax or COLA [Cost of Living Allowance].

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    How do you manage incidental costs when an assignment gets cancelled?

    Jul 01, 2020 @ 04:11 PM / by Sandra De Bruyker

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    In these challenging times, companies are being faced with exceptional circumstances. One of these exceptional circumstances is when the assignee is packed to go on assignment but the assignment is cancelled last minute. Companies will typically pay for the costs directly linked to the relocation, such as shipment and medical expenses, but what about incidental costs?

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    How can you effectively innovate and implement in Global Mobility?

    Jun 29, 2020 @ 05:45 AM / by Grace Kernohan

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    This past Wednesday, AIRINC hosted a webinar with Kerwin Guillermo, Global Head of Employee Mobility at Hewlett Packard Enterprises, and Inez Nomidis, Director of Advisory Services in America for AIRINC, in a show and tell of the innovative approaches to mobility at HPE. The discussion focused on differentiated investments, “Pay for Performance”, and Making Good Mobility Decisions.

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    Remote Work Considerations for Mobility Professionals

    Jun 22, 2020 @ 06:15 AM / by Inez Nomidis

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    Remote work is a hot topic. In my last post, I wrote about how industry, risk aversion, and culture impact a company’s approach and receptiveness to employee remote work requests. Here, I’d like to share some insights into how companies make the call on whether or not to approve requests.

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    COVID-19 is back in Beijing with a fresh outbreak

    Jun 19, 2020 @ 02:09 PM / by Yimkwan Tsang

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    After eight weeks without any domestically transmitted coronavirus cases, Beijing now faces more than 180 new COVID-19 cases over the last five days. Authorities believe this recent outbreak originated at the Xinfadi wholesale farmer’s market in Fengtai District.

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    How are companies approaching employee requests for remote work?

    Jun 15, 2020 @ 07:30 AM / by Inez Nomidis

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    I recently interviewed several Mobility leaders to learn how their companies approach employee requests to work remotely. Each of the companies had remote work policies in place prior to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    Panelists Discuss: COVID-19 recovery and what to expect next [APAC]

    Jun 08, 2020 @ 09:32 PM / by Natalie Tong

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    AIRINC APAC recently hosted an online panel discussion to understand how organizations are coping and realigning their global mobility programs in the wake of changes caused by COVID-19.

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