International assignment perspectives

Critical issues facing the globally mobile workforce

Cross-border assignments are showing no signs of a slowdown. In fact, 59% of CEOs surveyed plan to send more staff on international assignments.

And while achieving cost-effective assignments has always been a strategic priority, the economic downturn has placed a renewed and enduring emphasis on cost control.

Considering that even a well-planned assignment can cost three to five times an assignee’s salary, effective and strategic planning—from tax considerations to how an assignment is structured—is more important than ever. In this edition of International Assignment Perspectives, we’ll take a look at some of the key economic and strategic issues companies should consider for the long-term success of their mobility programmes.