What are the longer term issues of remote working - AIRINC's Jeff Hawk speaks to the Canadian ERC

    Nov 24, 2021 @ 12:28 PM / by Andrea Downing


    Longer term issues of remote working

    Millions of employees across the world are now working remotely. As the pandemic evolves, how are companies considering the issues around the different ways of working. AIRINC's Jeff Hawk recently contributed to a the Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC) publication, "Managing Global Workforce: Perspectives" to debate the long term issues for out-of-the-office work.


    A critical issue is determining whether remote workers will be compensated differently to office-based workers.

    AIRINC's recent Pulse Survey: Geographic Differentials in the US looked in detail at these issues. From this survey two key approaches are:

    • A national salary structure, in which pay is treated the same with no relation to location
    • The application of a method to differentiate pay across locations by cost of labor or cost of living differences

    Looking at some key statistics:

    • 34 per cent have national compensation scales in place.
    • 60 per cent of those companies would be maintaining them for remote work policies.

    Remote Work Policies

    AIRINC reports that already 34 per cent of companies have remote work policies in place while 32 per cent do not but are working on them.

    There are also important issues to be considered around the retention of employees. How will these remote work guidelines and compensation strategies impact the retention of current employees and the recruitment of new employees?

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    Topics: Global Mobility, Workforce globalization, Remote worker, Balance Sheet Manager, international, lump sums, lump sum allowances, Work From Home, Work From Anywhere, Total Reward, international one-way moves, 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.