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

Workers walking on a city street in the UK

EU settled status scheme passes million mark

More than a million EU27 nationals living in the UK have now been granted settled or pre-settled status under the government's EU Settlement Scheme, the Home Office has announced.

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development – CIPD

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New task force launched to set out the skills workers need for the future

Students might still rest their hopes of landing their dream job on the A-level results they receive, but qualifications are only part of the story for employers.
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Have the wheels come off the gig economy’s growth?

New CIPD research suggests that far from being the future of work, non-standard employment has been static over the past two decades. It is calling for more attention to improving job quality for all.
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Festival of Work helps frame future’s opportunities

It’s not just the worlds of art, literature and music celebrating their professionalism this time of year. Hot on the heels of our second Festival of Global People, the CIPD held its first Festival of Work this June.

Procurement

UK firms are still struggling to hire the right skills

UK firms still struggling to hire the right skills

Following the release of the latest quarterly outlook report on recruitment, David Sapsted reports on the labour shortages in the UK and how this may be remedied in the future.
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Digital thinking could boost SME growth, study suggests

Research released today suggests three-quarters of UK SMEs may be failing to embrace workplace technologies such as cloud, mobile working and BYOD, stifling their growth, productivity and employee engagement.
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Think Global People Communities

Introducing Relocate Global's new networking communities to keep you connected around the world.

Recruitment

Workers walking on a city street in the UK

EU settled status scheme passes million mark

More than a million EU27 nationals living in the UK have now been granted settled or pre-settled status under the government's EU Settlement Scheme, the Home Office has announced.
City workers walk past Lloyds of London

UK boosted by record employment and wages surge

Brexit concerns appear to be having little effect on the UK jobs market with official data showing a record high number of people in work and wages growing at their fastest rate in 11 years.
Non-EU workers easing skills shortages

Non-EU workers easing skills shortages

The persistent problem of a shortage of applicants for skilled vacancies in the UK has been eased somewhat by an increase in non-EU migrants arriving in the country, according to new research.

Training

Workers in office as seen through glass

New task force launched to set out the skills workers need for the future

Students might still rest their hopes of landing their dream job on the A-level results they receive, but qualifications are only part of the story for employers.
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Involve staff in AI projects, urges CBI

British firms are being urged to take "an ethical approach" to the adoption of artificial intelligence and involve staff in the way AI is changing their businesses
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Money management facing recruitment 'crisis'

The UK's financial advice industry is facing a looming recruitment "crisis", according to a new report.

Workforce

Workers walking on a city street in the UK

EU settled status scheme passes million mark

More than a million EU27 nationals living in the UK have now been granted settled or pre-settled status under the government's EU Settlement Scheme, the Home Office has announced.
City workers walk past Lloyds of London

UK boosted by record employment and wages surge

Brexit concerns appear to be having little effect on the UK jobs market with official data showing a record high number of people in work and wages growing at their fastest rate in 11 years.
Non-EU workers easing skills shortages

Non-EU workers easing skills shortages

The persistent problem of a shortage of applicants for skilled vacancies in the UK has been eased somewhat by an increase in non-EU migrants arriving in the country, according to new research.

Employment Law

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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How global mobility can drive a diverse and inclusive workplace

Today there is a greater awareness of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, not only in policies, but as a core component of company culture. How can companies attract and retain diverse talent?
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CIPD launches new HR basics hub

Small businesses can access a free, online site to help improve their people management capabilities, and so boost company performance and productivity.
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