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?
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 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)
Last week I spoke to a group of HR leaders in Singapore about housing for foreign talent, at a private client event hosted by Far East Organization, Singapore’s largest private corporate landlord. In preparation, I reflected on my own housing journey in Singapore, as I am now in my third apartment here. My own experience … More Housing as Compensation