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)

Brilliant Benefits v. Boring Benefits

Why is it that employee benefits is so… well, boring? In too many organisations, all the attention is on the cash elements of the rewards package: salary, bonuses, sales comp or long-term incentives. Benefits, in my experience, are too often taken for granted. Here in Asia, employee benefits practices are generally very immature, compared to western … More Brilliant Benefits v. Boring Benefits