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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Latest Human Resources News

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development – CIPD

CEO pay data prompts questions of fairness

New analysis of FTSE100 CEO pay suggests a fall in total remuneration for the UK's top business leaders. However, the pay gulf between bosses and the wider workforce remains in triple digits.
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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.

Procurement

The 4 personality types that need to be managed carefully during digital transformation

Why digital transformation creates a retention problem for certain types of employees

Becki Hyde, practice lead at Agile Practice Leadership Enablement and Sean Olszewski, practice lead for Agile Practice Leadership Enablement, Pivotal Software look at the four personality types that need to be managed carefully during digital transformation.
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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.
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.

Recruitment

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What inclusion means for LGBTQ employees

Research shows people who identify as LGBT still face significant challenges in the workplace. In global mobility, these are often multiplied by cultural and legal considerations. The second ‘This Is Us’ conference examined how employers and individuals can lead on this vital aspect of inclusion.
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UK commits to vague "Aussie-style" visa points system

The UK government's pledge on Monday to introduce a new, points-based immigration system from the beginning of 2021 has done little to clarify in employers' minds what the future scheme will look like.
Map of India

Webinar on India – Inbound and outbound

Coming soon a fascinating webinar on how to support project teams and international assignments to India and the highly skilled mobile talent coming out of India on assignment.

Training

LGBG flag in a loop

What inclusion means for LGBTQ employees

Research shows people who identify as LGBT still face significant challenges in the workplace. In global mobility, these are often multiplied by cultural and legal considerations. The second ‘This Is Us’ conference examined how employers and individuals can lead on this vital aspect of inclusion.
Employers are being urged to better support both staff living with dementia and those who have caring responsibilities.

Alzheimer’s is a working-age issue

Employers are being urged to better support both staff living with dementia and those who have caring responsibilities.
The 4 personality types that need to be managed carefully during digital transformation

Why digital transformation creates a retention problem for certain types of employees

Becki Hyde, practice lead at Agile Practice Leadership Enablement and Sean Olszewski, practice lead for Agile Practice Leadership Enablement, Pivotal Software look at the four personality types that need to be managed carefully during digital transformation.

Workforce

LGBG flag in a loop

What inclusion means for LGBTQ employees

Research shows people who identify as LGBT still face significant challenges in the workplace. In global mobility, these are often multiplied by cultural and legal considerations. The second ‘This Is Us’ conference examined how employers and individuals can lead on this vital aspect of inclusion.
The Queen and Prince Charles prepare for the Queen's Speech in the Houses of Parliament

Queen's speech: concern for employees on international assignment post-Brexit

Global mobility specialist, ECA International, advises on how Brexit may affect UK-based EU nationals during short and long-term international assignments.
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London bucks stutter in UK jobs market

The number of people employed in the UK took an unexpected dip in the three months to August, according to official figures released on Tuesday.

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?
Brexit concept - double exposure of flags and people walking on Millennium Bridge

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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