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?
In my recent reflection on 2016, the first good sign I listed was our ongoing development as a profession, referring to those of us in the global total rewards (comp & benefits or global mobility) profession. We are advancing in our credentials, our practices, and most of all, the way we think. Let me elaborate. … More We are Getting Better
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
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?
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)
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 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)
I have now been freelancing for nearly five months, and I sometimes stop and think about where I am in my career and why I am doing what I am doing. Of course, it all boils down to money, right? We all need to work to live (some of us might feel we live to … More What keeps me going
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
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?