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The mobility landscape has evolved significantly in the past five years. Businesses are increasingly looking outside of their home markets to broaden their talent pools and place key skills where they are needed most. This also means that as companies expand to beyond their home markets, talent mobility can be the key competitive differentiator for success.

May 26, 2015


Relocating to a new city can be a very stressful experience for employees, especially if they have never lived in the country they are moving to. It can also be very expensive for companies, with major repercussions on budget and productivity.

April 28, 2015

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GAO: Pension Lump Sum Offers Need Better Explanations

Questions about how well pension plan participants understand lump-sum tradeoffs

By Stephen Miller, CEBS  3/2/2015

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March 2, 2015



Updated daily, the HR News home page is your one-stop shop for the latest news and featured articles. This page compiles top staff-written and external news of general interest to HR, plus major stories in the HR Disciplines. 

Package Deal: Working Couples Blur Home, Work Life

Employers seek out couples who create careers out of working together.

By Kathy Gurchiek  2/12/2015

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February 13, 2015


On February 4, @SHRMNextchat chatted with Sharlyn Lauby and Ron Thomas about Preparing for Global Assignments.

This was an excellent chat with great tips and advice from expatriate employees and HR professionals. 

In case you missed it, here are all the informative tweets from the chat:


February 4, 2015

There are several important factors to consider when preparing for a job in another country. While language and cultural training are usually first on the checklist, HR and their expatriate employees must consider several other factors before the big move.

February 2, 2015


Organizations report that their global mobility programs are critical to supporting new business growth, improving financial performance, and enhancing employee engagement, succession planning and talent management.

But organizations also say the mobility function remains a low strategic priority. And while many new expatriate assignments are predicted for the new year, a majority of companies report that their global mobility programs do not deliver value for the money spent.

Mobility Program Benefits Recognized

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January 15, 2015


"Today’s world is enormously complex and more interdependent than at any time in history. Organizations are confronting global issues they have never faced before. To be effective, the leaders of tomorrow must be able to collaborate while navigating cultural, regional and political differences.”[1]

 - SHRM Foundation

December 11, 2014


I recently spoke with a colleague in Canada who will be moving to the U.S. next year. We were talking about the differences between federal and state laws. So I thought I would share with you some resources on where to go if you’re planning for a human resources assignment in another country.

In my career, I’ve worked with several professionals who’ve had global assignments. And, I’ve had some international responsibilities myself, although I’ve never lived outside the U.S. There are two main considerations when you think about international roles and responsibilities:

November 19, 2014

The top challenge of the next three years for HR leadership across the globe centers on talent—finding it, motivating it and keeping it.

The 2014 Global Top Five Total Rewards Priorities Survey report conducted by Deloitte, the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists, and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans found talent shortages, combined with managing a multigenerational workforce, pointing to the need for more effective and adaptable talent strategies and rewards programs.

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May 13, 2014
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law on March 23, 2010, but many of its most significant provisions became effective on January 1, 2014. The ACA imposes new requirements and related penalties for both individuals and employers regarding health insurance coverage. But how does the ACA affect globally mobile employees, e.g., those on a long-term assignment to the U.S. or abroad, or who frequently cross borders on business travel?
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March 19, 2014
The corporate workplace is changing. International assignments are now viewed as part of the job description for a broader swath of employees working for global corporations.
International relocations create unique opportunities for the expatriate employee but can also create challenges for that employee’s spouse. These “trailing spouses” can be riddled with anxiety over everything from learning a new language to adjusting to a new culture. And if children are involved, things can get even more stressful.
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March 18, 2014

Short-term business travelers aren’t always top of mind for those working in the HR, immigration and global mobility functions, but they should be, according to experts.

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March 12, 2014
The year ahead could see companies in China feeling the disruptive impact of technology, chief information officers becoming a hot commodity, the government focusing on job creation over growth, and shoddy infrastructure reaching its end life, according to Gordon Orr, director and chairman of McKinsey Asia, based in Shanghai.
In a recent podcast, Orr laid out two macro themes that will shape China in 2014: productivity growth and technology-based disruption.
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January 23, 2014
Employers seeking high-skilled foreign talent must start identifying those who need sponsorship for new H-1B visa petitions now, well ahead of the April 1, 2014, start of the filing season. 
On April 1 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will accept cap-subject H-1B petitions for fiscal year (FY) 2015 for workers starting work on Oct. 1, 2014.
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January 21, 2014

Global professional services firm Mercer has produced surveys of multinational employers showing that most intend to increase the number of employees they send on both long-term and short-term global assignments over the next two years. While some employers have large, mature mobility programs with hundreds of expatriates in dozens of countries, others have small, newer programs.

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January 6, 2014

Savvy companies are investing in advances in HR service delivery as well as seizing opportunities to deploy sophisticated new technologies that can make the HR function more effective and efficient, according to a recently published survey report.

“Market trends in HR service delivery and technology can be summed up in a single sentence: More than ever before, possibilities to explore and opportunities for productive change abound,” global professional services company Towers Watson said in describing the results of its 2013 HR Service Delivery and Technology Survey.

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December 10, 2013