What is a COLA and when should you use it?

    Mar 03, 2022 @ 08:54 AM / by Andrea Downing

    education portal

    There are a myriad of terms and acronyms used across global mobility. Whether you are a seasoned professional or new to mobility we have created an education portal for you. 

    Some of the topics we have included so far are:

    edu themes

    The frequently asked questions that we receive form the basis for the portal, for example:

    • What is a COLA and when should you use it?
    • Who should receive a COLA?
    • Should COLA be updated?
    • What is the Balance Sheet Approach?
    • What is the difference between a COLA and a Per Diem?
    • What is a hardship allowance?
      and more.....

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    Topics: Hardship, Global Mobility, COLA, Balance Sheet Manager, short term assignments, Training and E-Learning, Educational, Long-Term Assignment, Expatriates

    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.