Human Resources

The Human Resources department (other names for which include Human Capital and the now old-fashioned Personnel) has a broad remit that generally includes recruitment, payroll and benefits, redundancies and outplacement, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations in such areas as immigration, tax and social security. Talent management may also form part of it.

In all but large multinational companies, which employ HR global mobility specialists, responsibility for the management of international assignments often falls to HR managers, whether they are in a generalist role or a compensation and benefits department. Read more

HR managers must possess wide-ranging skills and knowledge if they are to ensure their companies are compliant in their management of international relocations and the various international assignment services that support operations overseas. They need up-to-date information on immigration, expatriate tax and benefits, social security and international pensions, with an awareness of the health and security threats their international assignees may face. Duty of care is an issue that no company can afford to neglect.

This section provides the news, articles, tools and advice needed by HR managers, whether or not they are managing international assignments and relocations. With contributions from experts, including the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), it covers employment law, procurement, recruitment, training and development, new technology to help make HR’s job easier – and more.

For detailed coverage of specific topics, see our International Assignments, Immigration, Global Health and Wellness, Talent Management and Technology sections. For details of organisations in the global mobility industry that provide international assignment services, see our Directory. Read less

Latest Human Resources News

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One in ten organisations considering relocation: CIPD

As the EU opens negotiations with the UK, new research into business needs calls for a flexible, affordable and straightforward immigration system, with employers acknowledging relocation as a contingency plan if the opportunity is missed.

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development – CIPD

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One in ten organisations considering relocation: CIPD

As the EU opens negotiations with the UK, new research into business needs calls for a flexible, affordable and straightforward immigration system, with employers acknowledging relocation as a contingency plan if the opportunity is missed.
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Apprentices struggle to find time to study, says Open University

New research from The Open University launched at the CIPD Learning and Development Show finds employers could do more to support apprentices and gain from the process.
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CIPD Learning and Development Show 2017: Learning at the core

The CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, hosted its annual learning and development (L&D) show on 10-11 May at London’s Olympia.

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WERC London Summit 2017: Immigration – moving with the times

With ongoing uncertainty around Brexit, and now President Trump’s evolving views on immigration, Charlotte Slocombe, US attorney at global immigration partners, Fragomen, spoke to 'Re:locate' to discuss how to manage the flux.
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‘No great difference’ between expat and local managers in China

New research published by the LSE investigates the pros and cons of multinational companies using local versus expat managers in China.
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Company values a 'deal-breaker' for job candidates

Half of UK professionals would consider turning down job offers from companies that don’t share their purpose, according to LinkedIn research.

Recruitment

GXP Summit: Acquiring talent

Expanding globally: how do you acquire talent in the US?

With its huge market, familiar culture and vast potential workforce, the US is the next logical step for many growing companies – especially those looking to innovate in the technology sector.
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UK employers ‘must prioritise EU workers’ to prevent exodus

The effects of the Brexit brain drain are already being felt in the UK. The healthcare sector is particularly hard hit - with a 96 percent drop in EU nurses registering for work in the UK.
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REC data suggests further tightening of UK labour market

A study published this week by the Recruitment and Employment Federation highlights demand for staff reached a 21-month peak in May, while permanent candidate availability experienced its sharpest drop since August 2015.

Training

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Apprentices struggle to find time to study, says Open University

New research from The Open University launched at the CIPD Learning and Development Show finds employers could do more to support apprentices and gain from the process.
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RES Forum launches mobile HR Learning Lab

RES Forum and Knowledge Anywhere have joined forces to deliver a virtual education programme for HR and mobility professionals.
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Government should seize moment to raise skills ambitions: CIPD

The professional body for HR and people development’s response to the government's Industrial Strategy green paper notes the UK lags behind the most of Europe on at least four key measures, including literacy and numeracy, learning and development, and digital skills.

Workforce

GXP Summit: Acquiring talent

Expanding globally: how do you acquire talent in the US?

With its huge market, familiar culture and vast potential workforce, the US is the next logical step for many growing companies – especially those looking to innovate in the technology sector.
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Mobilising data analytics to deliver opportunities

Delegates at the launch of the RES Forum's 2017 annual report heard how the 'new normal' operating environment brought opportunity as well as challenge – particularly around IT and data integration.
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UK employers ‘must prioritise EU workers’ to prevent exodus

The effects of the Brexit brain drain are already being felt in the UK. The healthcare sector is particularly hard hit - with a 96 percent drop in EU nurses registering for work in the UK.

Employment Law

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No post-Brexit bonfire of employment law needed: CIPD study

New research from the CIPD shows most employers support the UK’s current EU-based employment rights framework. The study dampens fears of the need for wholesale change post-Brexit.
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RSA proposes gig work charter

With its chief executive, Matthew Taylor, set to report to government in the summer, the RSA has published new research and recommendations on gig working in the UK.
Blue cards 'route into EU for Britons after Brexit'

Blue cards 'route into EU for Britons after Brexit'

Skilled Britons will still be able to work in European Union countries after the UK leaves the bloc, by using the 'Blue Card' visa system currently being modified by Brussels, a report has claimed.

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Relocate awards 2017 – tenth anniversary

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Relocate Awards 2017: why enter, and how to win!

There are compelling business reasons for entering relocation’s leading international awards in their tenth anniversary year. Tips from our judges will help you get on the fast track to success.
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Following record attendance at last night’s gala dinner, the Relocate team is already hard at work to ensure we build on the success of the Relocate Awards 2015/16 and make next year’s even bigger and better!
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