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Global Mobility – Longer Term Options

May 1, 2011: Our last issue looked at short-term global mobility options including business travel, cross border commuters, and short term assignments. As we turn our focus to longer-term options we have, once again, sought the advice of our panel of experts, who are: Compensation Steve White, President and Founder, Thought 2 Finish Consulting Ltd.([email protected])…

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Global Mobility – Shorter Term Options

January 1, 2011: In our last issue we examined the environmental assessment which sets the foundation for global mobility policy development. Now we turn to the different types of mobility or combination of types of mobility that your company can use to achieve your business objectives. Given the breadth of this subject we are covering…

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I can take my car across the border into Canada and keep my licence, right?

January 1, 2011 You’ve probably been asked this question at least once from one of your cross-border transferees. The short answers are: 1) yes the car can be imported if it clears customs and meets Canadian regulations; and 2) no, the licence can only be kept for a maximum period of time before it must…

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Global Mobility Policy – The Environmental Assessment

October 1, 2010: If you’ve ever tried to solve the Rubik’s Cube you have a good appreciation of how difficult it is to establish a global mobility program. It is a mammoth task with an equally large number of policy and compensation options. Adding further complexity are the country to country combinations within which these…

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Secondments The Domestic Assignment

October 1, 2010: Canadian corporations are using more and more temporary secondments to meet their staffing needs. Domestic business strategies have always employed the use of short-term secondments, but it appears that they are increasing in frequency. This should not come as a surprise for three reasons. First, companies have used international assignments as a…

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Is a North American Unit policy right for you?

July 1, 2010: Companies often have domestic relocation policies that are based on the relocation practices of the country in which the Head Office is located. As relocations in other countries grow over time, the original domestic policy can be shoe-horned to work elsewhere. As relocation practitioners, we know this approach is not very effective…

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Do You Have an Effective Global Mobility Program?

July 1, 2010: There will be a further 50% growth in international assignments by 2020. Talent mobility 2020: the next generation of international assignments, a PricewaterhouseCoopers Report Global policy and practice reviews almost always come too late! This is to be expected, especially during and after the recession. There are so many things that get…

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