Localization policies are designed to ensure that assignees have a definite end date to their assignment and that the organization does not provide assignee benefits for an extended or even indefinite period of time. At the point of localization, the assignee transitions to a local employee in the host location and is included in the host country compensation and benefit plans.
As companies review localization options there are various issues to consider. This whitepaper provides readers with an overview of different approaches to localization, the current trends we are seeing pertaining to the development of localization policy and highlights the importance of consistency in the transition approach as well as standardization of the relocation provisions across geographies.
Global mobility in a downturn: Managing through and emerging stronger
Today, every facet of a business is impacted by the burgeoning global economy, and naturally this has an impact on global mobility programs. In this document, PwC's International Assignment Services practice explores best approaches to managing global mobility programs in the current economic downturn as a means to emerge stronger on the heels of an upturn
Now is exactly the right time to reassess current mobility policies and practices for short-term wins and prepare the program for longer-term strategic enhancements. Companies should consider performing an assignee inventory as well as completing an "effectiveness review" on overall program performance.
Our next whitepaper will focus on the successful integration of global mobility programs. Before we release the report, we want to incorporate some thoughts from our readers. We hope you are willing to spend two minutes by sharing your feedback in survey form. PwC will leverage the survey results in the next report and share our findings with A worldwide view subscribers.
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