International Assignments

Multinational companies frequently need to send their employees on an international assignment to work in an overseas location or regional office, whether to complete a project or as part of their professional development. As businesses compete for global growth, the number of international assignments is on the rise. Read more

Whether they are long-term, short-term, commuter or project assignments, each type brings its own challenges for global mobility managers, and risks for the company and the assignee. Localisation, repatriation and business travel can also fall under the umbrella of international assignment services.

In many organisations HR managers are responsible for managing international assignments. Even if the number of international assignees is small, this is a complex area. Only a few multinationals have HR global mobility specialists. It is therefore essential for HR managers to have the knowledge to ensure that their companies are fully compliant in managing international relocation and the raft of international assignment services – such as immigration, expatriate tax and benefits, social security obligations, and international pensions – that underpin overseas operations.

This section provides practical advice and information for HR and global managers managing international teams or setting up in a new overseas dominion. It covers the latest trends in relocation policy and expatriate benefits, and points you in the direction of experts across the global mobility industry. It includes the latest news, features, how-to guides, and tools and resources to support overseas assignments and inbound relocation moves and domestic relocations.

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Latest International Assignments News

Localisation

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Extreme expatriation: the challenge of newly emerging economies

Organisations expanding their operations into newly industrialising and emerging economies face several challenges, as there is typically a lack of expatriate infrastructure in place. Dr Sue Shortland highlights some of the key issues to be aware of.
The Garden International School in Kuala Lumpur looks at why Malaysia’s capital is becoming an increasingly popular destination for expat families.

Malaysia: a vibrant setting for a world-class education

We find out more about why Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, is becoming an increasingly popular destination for expat families.
Think India Webinar Listen to the Playback

Think Global People, Think India webinar

Catch up with Relocate’s first webinar on how to support employees to flourish on an international assignment to India.

Repatriation

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Extreme expatriation: the challenge of newly emerging economies

Organisations expanding their operations into newly industrialising and emerging economies face several challenges, as there is typically a lack of expatriate infrastructure in place. Dr Sue Shortland highlights some of the key issues to be aware of.
World Mosquito Program innovating from vietnam

World Mosquito Program innovating from Vietnam

A global not-for-profit programme is changing the way we eradicate mosquito-borne diseases, with important implications for local populations, businesses and globally mobile assignees.
Female expats losing out to gender pay gap.

Male expats enjoy a higher salary than their female counterparts

New research from AXA – Global Healthcare has revealed a significant disparity between the salaries of men and women across popular expat destinations.

Compliance

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Extreme expatriation: the challenge of newly emerging economies

Organisations expanding their operations into newly industrialising and emerging economies face several challenges, as there is typically a lack of expatriate infrastructure in place. Dr Sue Shortland highlights some of the key issues to be aware of.

Risk

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Extreme expatriation: the challenge of newly emerging economies

Organisations expanding their operations into newly industrialising and emerging economies face several challenges, as there is typically a lack of expatriate infrastructure in place. Dr Sue Shortland highlights some of the key issues to be aware of.

Policy

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Extreme expatriation: the challenge of newly emerging economies

Organisations expanding their operations into newly industrialising and emerging economies face several challenges, as there is typically a lack of expatriate infrastructure in place. Dr Sue Shortland highlights some of the key issues to be aware of.
As coronavirus spreads around the world, we consider the implications for globally mobile employees and how their employers can support them.

Coronavirus and your employees – protecting them in an uncertain world

As coronavirus spreads around the world, we consider the implications for globally mobile employees and how their employers can support them.
Female expats losing out to gender pay gap.

Male expats enjoy a higher salary than their female counterparts

New research from AXA – Global Healthcare has revealed a significant disparity between the salaries of men and women across popular expat destinations.
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