NEWS 

HIGH COST + HIGH RISK so WHY ARE GLOBAL ASSIGNMENTS IMPORTANT?

GLOBAL MOBILITY POLICY & PRACTICES
• +70% expect to increase short-term assignments in 2013;

• 39% said employees with international experience are promoted more quickly;

• 13% are female; up 3% since 2010;

• 66% of long-term assignees are 35-55 years old;

• 2% of multinational companies determine their mobility programs’ ROI.


WHY ARE INTERNATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS IMPORTANT TO THE COMPANY?

ü provide specific technical skills not available locally;

ü provide career management / leadership development;

ü ensure knowledge transfer;

ü fulfill specific project needs;

ü provide specific managerial skills not available locally.


INCREASE USE or DECREASE?
Ø 62% anticipate an increase in the number of technical-related short-term assignments;

Ø 55% anticipate an increase in talent development assignments;

Ø 50% anticipate an increase in key strategic assignments.


WHERE ARE THE INTERNATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS EXPECTED TO GO?
> United States
> Brazil
> China
> Australia
> United Kingdom
> Mexico
> United Arab Emirates
> Russia

SOURCE: Mercer’s Worldwide International Assignments Policies and Practices report presents trends in international assignment program management, policies and practices data. For more information about this survey, visit www.imercer.com/wiapp .

Via http://www.globalhrbusiness.com/story.asp?sid=1661

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TOP 10 COSTLIEST CITIES FOR EXPATS 2013

1.  Luanda, Angola

2.  Moscow, Russia

3.  Tokyo, Japan

4.  N'Djamena, Chad

5.  Singapore

6.  Hong Kong

7.  Geneva, Switzerland

8.  Zurich, Switzerland

9.  Bern, Switzerland

10.  Sydney, Australia

 

http://www.cnbc.com/id/100902378

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