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

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UK labour market hits new high

A record 32.9 million people are in employment in the UK while the number of jobless is at a 45-year low, according to official figures. Plus, news that Facebook is to hire 1,000 in the UK in 2020.

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development – CIPD

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UK CEO pay in the spotlight as new law takes effect

With purposeful work, good business and sustainability again a talking point, the latest High Pay Day figures from the CIPD make interesting reading.
Putting global people at the heart of good work CIPD

Putting global people at the heart of good work

At the start of the two-day annual CIPD conference, Peter Cheese, the professional body for HR and people development’s CEO, outlined the context for human resources, talent managers, pay and reward specialists, recruitment, learning and training professionals.
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Procurement

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.
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2020 visions: What are the biggest business travel risks?

Healix International, a provider of global travel risk management, medical and security assistance, is predicting the risks business travellers face in 2020.
Manufacturers join calls for visa reforms.

Manufacturers join calls for visa reforms

The UK's leading manufacturers' organisation has become the second major business group in a week to demand the next government relax immigration restrictions to enable companies to hire skilled foreign labour.

Recruitment

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.
Putting global people at the heart of good work CIPD

Putting global people at the heart of good work

At the start of the two-day annual CIPD conference, Peter Cheese, the professional body for HR and people development’s CEO, outlined the context for human resources, talent managers, pay and reward specialists, recruitment, learning and training professionals.
The big business people agenda

The big business people agenda for 2020

What themes will business face in 2020 - from the urgent need to adapt to change and demonstrate purpose to reskilling staff and injecting diversity and fresh talent into the workforce?

Training

What will the CEO of the future look like?

What will the CEO of the future look like?

The way the CEOs lead is changing. Marianne Curphey looks at how this role has adapted for the better.
Trainee pilot Carrie Clark is trying to make the aviation industry more accessible to young people.

Young female pilot aims to help open up career opportunities for all

Carrie Clark, at age 28, explains how she has spent more than a decade pursuing her dream of becoming an airline pilot and how she aims to make the aviation industry more accessible to people from all backgrounds.
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How to outsmart your own bias for a better working environment

Understanding and working with your biases is a crucial skill for both employers and employees. While we may think
we are not biased, often it can be unconscious. Author and consultant Stephen Frost explains how we can identify our biases and learn to overcome them in the workplace.

Workforce

Penelope Naas, Senior Vice-President, International Public Affairs and Sustainability, UPS Europe, Belgium, speaking in the Strategic Intelligence Briefing: Trade and Gender session at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2020 in Davos-Klosters, Switze

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The Davos summit gets underway this week (21-24 January). Often criticised for its exclusivity, the 2020 agenda sees steps towards sustainability for all and inclusion – key themes on the Relocate Global agenda.
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UK labour market hits new high

A record 32.9 million people are in employment in the UK while the number of jobless is at a 45-year low, according to official figures. Plus, news that Facebook is to hire 1,000 in the UK in 2020.
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Encouraging women to grow and thrive in international careers

This March, events such as International Women’s Day and Relocate’s Think Women lunch and workshop are bringing women together to support and inspire each other.

Employment Law

Carolyn Fairbairn CBI Director General

Businesses worried over living wage increase

Why are UK business groups uneasy about spending plans proposed by Chancellor Sajid Javid?
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No-deal Brexit: immigration implications of abrupt end to free movement

Fear and uncertainty are the result of the latest UK government's stance on EU freedom of movement in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Rahul Batra, Managing Partner of the UK immigration law firm, Hudson McKenzie, provides an analysis of the situation.
LGBT+ Network strives for inclusive and diverse workplaces

LGBT+ Network strives for inclusive and diverse workplaces

Nestlé’s UK & Ireland's LGBT+ Network celebrates its commitment to a respectful and working environment with a series of films showcasing its LGBT+ employees.
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