A recent BBC article on Singapore Cost of Living raises a really good point about the cost of living in Singapore. The point is, it depends on whether you need to buy a car and consume “like an expat.” This article exposes the irrelevance of the “most expensive” lists. If your MNC’s regional HQ is in Singapore, … More “Most Expensive?” Who cares?
The mission of Freelance Total Rewards is to advance effective total rewards and mobility practices in Asia. Let me share how we, as a profession, have advanced in 2016, from my direct observation. Based on hundreds of interactions with clients, consultants, students and various HR and rewards practitioners, I have seen the following developments in 2016. … More Global Total Rewards—2016 Review
If you want to understand why General Electric, Microsoft, Apple, Adobe and others have stopped using performance ratings, and hear a panel of respected Singaporean rewards leaders explain their preferences for or against ratings, come join us Monday evening, 11 April at Royal Plaza on Scotts. Event details and registration are in the previous post on this … More Hmmm… Ratings or No Ratings?
“It’s easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission” the saying goes. You’re in charge of compensation & benefits for a country, for a region, or for the entire company and you want to be effective in your job which requires a balancing act: building trust and customer focus, yet ensuring control and … More Global vs. Local—striking the right balance
Just finished a very restful vacation over Christmas and New Years’ holidays. Had time to reflect on many things. So my first task of the year is to make three promises to you. Promise #1: We will grow You and I both will suffocate if we allow ourselves to live and work within boxes or silos, … More My promises to you
Is your company sending people to work in Africa? Are you hiring locally in Africa? How do you set salaries in Camaroon, Nigeria, Zimbabwe or Angola? Dr. Mark Bussin, Chairman of 21st Century Pay Solutions Group, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, will be at Royal Plaza on Scotts on 1 April, to speak on Expatriate … More Doing business in Africa?
Freelance Total Rewards is pleased to announce a half-day seminar for HR, Rewards/C&B and Mobility leaders on Expatriate Compensation, in Singapore, starting at 1:00 p.m., 1 April, at Royal Plaza Scotts hotel. Please see the event page for more information.