Module 2 - Policy Alternatives, Strategies and Tactics for Global Workforce Mobility  

By completing Module 2, you will:

  • Explore the strategic, compensation, and employee relations implications of short-term, commuter, rotational, career and localization assignments
  • Anticipate challenges and adapt your programs and policies to new business imperatives and the evolving needs of “the new expatriates”
  • Develop cost-effective alternatives to the traditional expatriate approach

Content covered includes:

  • Business drivers that cause organizations to consider alternative mobility programs and when and why they are appropriate
  • How cost reduction pressures can drive short-term, commuter, rotational, career, localization and hybrid assignment programs and how an economic recovery and changed labor market can impact these programs
  • The myths and realities of short-term assignments
  • The difference between short-term assignments and extended business trips
  • How to develop a short-term assignment policy that will help your organization meet its global objectives cost-effectively while providing appropriate support for those who accept a short-term assignment on behalf of your organization
  • Terms and conditions for short-term, hybrid, commuter, and rotational assignments
  • Assessing the feasibility of a localization program based on a company’s assignee population, benefit programs and the home/host locations
  • The primary drivers on the balance sheet that must be considered in a localization program as well as the secondary factors and their likely importance in the success of your program
  • Standard practices for phased compensation and benefit approaches to employee equity
  • The hurdles to localization and suggestions for overcoming them
  • The complexities of localization that lead organizations to offer hybrid mobility programs
  • How to communicate, explain and sell a new localization program to an assignee
  • Home-country, host-country, and offshore approaches for global pension plans
  • Different options for global medical plans, including home- and host-country approaches

Details on Module 1.

Details on Module 3.

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