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)
I speak with hundreds of HR/C&B practitioners each year. What amazes me is how often our organisations rely on just a few rewards tools to attract and retain talent. Each profession has its own “tools of the trade”, and we in the rewards profession should be mindful of the many tools at our disposal. Yet, … More What’s in Your Rewards Toolkit? (updated)
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’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!
The Singapore Government recently announced 2013 budget initiatives aimed at improving the lives of Singaporeans, especially those with lower incomes. A key feature is the Wage Credit Scheme, under which the Government will cover the cost of 40% of pay raises given during 2013, 2014 and 2015, for Singaporeans making up to $4,000 per month. This scheme offers free money … More How to Exploit Singapore’s New Wage Credit Scheme