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

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Jobseekers look abroad following election results

There was a sudden surge in UK-based workers seeking jobs abroad as the results of last week's general election began to emerge, according to research by Indeed, the world's largest job site.

Localisation

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.
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.
Navigating the pitfalls of dealing with Indian landlords

Navigating the challenges of dealing with Indian landlords

Rohit Kumar, Jt. managing director of IKAN Relocation Services India, looks at some of the different types of landlord that expatriates might come across when renting in India. 

Repatriation

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.
Survey finds that expat staff are 'more committed' to company goals

Expat staff 'more committed' to company goals

A major study has shown that globally-mobile employees display "significantly higher levels of engagement, satisfaction and productivity" than staff who do not take foreign assignments.

Policy

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.
Global Mobility Toolkit: Relocation Principles

Relocation policy design and review principles factsheet

A factsheet on the principles of relocation policy design and review is now available as part of Relocate’s new Global Mobility Toolkit. Download your free copy.
LGBT diversity factsheet

LGBTQ and diversity

A summary of the latest research into the role of LGBT & diversity research summary in international assignments and relocation is now available as part of Relocate’s new Global Mobility Toolkit. Download your free copy.
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