Human Resources

The HR 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. Read more

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.

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.

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Human Resources

Latest Human Resources News

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development – CIPD

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Gender pay gap reporting suspended due to COVID-19

The Government Equalities Office (GEO) and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have announced they are lifting April 2020’s deadline for mandatory gender pay gap reporting.
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School closures: ‘Support working parents and expect disruption'

The CIPD is encouraging employers to adopt a flexible approach in support as thousands of parents face the first day of having their children at home and meeting work commitments.
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Coronavirus - will employees be paid if they can't go to work?

With concern amongst UK employees that they may not be paid if they contract the Coronavirus or are asked to self-isolate by a doctor, what is the truth?

Procurement

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Making mobility happen: Ann Ellis

As Relocate Global’s Think Women community looks forward to celebrating International Women’s Day, we talk to Ann Ellis, a speaker at our event on 6 March, to acknowledge the work of trailblazing women with international careers.
Leading provider of global workforce solutions, business expansion and consultancy services, the Mauve Group has helped organisations conquer new markets in more than 150 countries worldwide.

Mauve: from ‘company in the cupboard’ to global operation

Discover the inspiring journey of one of the speakers at our upcoming Think Women event - Ann Ellis, who went from headteacher to expat to CEO of global workforce solutions company Mauve Group.
The main labour market concern of UK businesses is that government plans for a post-Brexit immigration system will make it impossible for them to hire the skills they need, according to a new survey.

‘Simplify the immigration system’, UK firms demand

The main labour market concern of UK businesses is that government plans for a post-Brexit immigration system will make it impossible for them to hire the skills they need, according to a new survey.

Recruitment

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Festival of Global People is Going Virtual 2020

In an exciting new series of webinars, video and podcasts, we will bring together thought-leaders from around the world to discuss the blueprint for a new style of leadership that puts people at the heart of business and growth and combines purpose, performance and passion in a global context.
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Powering up the boardroom: the benefits of a diverse workforce

What is happening in the career path between college leaver and senior manager that means fewer women are promoted into the top jobs? How can we ensure that vital talent is not lost or overlooked?
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Britons 'increasingly relaxed about immigration'

Most of the UK seeks 'balance' on immigration, as a new study shows that views have softened post-Brexit.

Training

Think Women

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The Think Women resource hub, on Relocate Global, working in conjunction with the Think Women Community on ThinkGlobalPeople.com.
Festival of Global People

Festival of Global People is Going Virtual 2020

In an exciting new series of webinars, video and podcasts, we will bring together thought-leaders from around the world to discuss the blueprint for a new style of leadership that puts people at the heart of business and growth and combines purpose, performance and passion in a global context.
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Using emergent strategies to lead effectively

What is the role of emergent approaches to strategy formulation and implementation for organisations in the current climate?

Workforce

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What’s your definition of global mobility success for 2020?

A new webinar from AIRINC hosted by Relocate Global will show how to adapt with agility to the New Normal. Join us to find out how you can optimise your global mobility function’s support.
Think Women

Think Women resource centre

The Think Women resource hub, on Relocate Global, working in conjunction with the Think Women Community on ThinkGlobalPeople.com.
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Next steps for the Think Women Community

Only four weeks ago, over 70 members of the Relocate Global Think Women community met to mark International Women’s Day 2020. A catch up webinar highlights the way forward for international women coping with the impact of coronavirus.

Employment Law

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Australian immigration: clarifications for temporary visa holders

What temporary changes to temporary visa holders did the Australian government announce, as a result of COVID-19?
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'Many questions remain' over UK visa changes

Problems remain for UK employers with non-EU staff despite visa relaxations announced last week by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) department, according to a leading law firm.
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Gender pay gap reporting suspended due to COVID-19

The Government Equalities Office (GEO) and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have announced they are lifting April 2020’s deadline for mandatory gender pay gap reporting.
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