My promises to you

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

International Crucible Assignments

On 1 April, Dr. Mark Bussin, Chairman of 21st Century Pay Solutions Group, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and author of the recently published textbook Expatriate Compensation, was a featured presenter at a unique event on Expatriate Compensation, sponsored by Freelance Total Rewards. (See the event page for more.) During his presentation, Dr. Bussin explained … More International Crucible Assignments

Ten New Year’s Resolutions for Expatriates (and those who manage them)

I’ve been an expatriate, I’ve managed numerous expat assignments, and I’ve led one of Asia’s largest consulting practices for global mobility. So here are my suggested new year’s resolutions for expats, and for those who manage them. For Expats Find peace–if you took your assignment partly for the adventure, to avoid regretting not taking the … More Ten New Year’s Resolutions for Expatriates (and those who manage them)

Are your Expatriate Allowances Right? (part 3)

Note: This is part 3 of a series of posts on expatriate allowances. If your company’s expatriate assignments are under cost pressure or the company is trying to “localise”, read on… In parts 1 and 2, I focused on Cost of Living Allowances, specifically on the importance of selecting the right methodology for your company, … More Are your Expatriate Allowances Right? (part 3)

Are your Expatriate Allowances Right? (part 1)

Are you confident your expatriate allowances are right? Are you sure your allowances are neither too costly, nor insufficient for the needs of your mobile talent? Can you explain and defend them to your expatriates and their managers? More than 90% of companies provide their expatriates one or more allowances for long-term international assignments, including: … More Are your Expatriate Allowances Right? (part 1)

Results are In: What’s Next in Global Talent Mobility

With over forty responses from industry-leading companies based–or with major operations–in Asia, the Freelance Total Rewards Survey of Mobility Trends indicates the highest priority related to global mobility in 2013 is “alignment of global mobility with talent management”, with 69% of companies selecting this response (more than one response may be selected). Surprisingly, the second … More Results are In: What’s Next in Global Talent Mobility

What’s Next in Global Talent Mobility?

I need your input, please. Next month, I will be presenting the above topic at Key Media’s second annual Talent Moblility Congress, to be held 15-16 May at the Hilton Hotel in Singapore. (For more event information, to go http://www.hrmasia.com/events.) In preparation for this year’s presentation, I’d like your input. If your work involves moving talent … More What’s Next in Global Talent Mobility?

1,000 Hits!

I’m pumped. In January, I launchd my consulting business, Freelance Total Rewards, including this blogsite where I share ideas and information to help people like you do thier jobs better in the areas of compensation, benefits and talent mobility. Yesterday, I reached a milestone: there have been one thousand hits (spelling it out makes the number … More 1,000 Hits!