AIRINC’s Resource Library serves as an archive of helpful information and important announcements for expatriate compensation administrators and others interested in the field of global mobility.
2013 Global Goods & Services Inflation
Download this data report to compare goods and services inflation rates across the globe last year.
The Increasing Volatility in Exchange Rate Markets: How to Manage Expatriate Pay Packages Proactively
When currencies depreciate, mobility managers and their international assignees may need to adjust compensation packages to offset changing currency values. There are many factors to consider in such a situation, including the potential inflation of goods and services that often follows currency devaluation. AIRINC Client Solutions Executive Frank Bodengraven discusses the possible short- and long-term effects of plummeting currency values and suggests ways in which mobility professionals can manage assignees and their compensation packages proactively.
Rotator Policy and Practice: A Benchmark Survey
Rotator assignments have been in existence for many years, yet they continue to present unique challenges to the companies that use them. They are commonly used by Oil & Gas and Oil Support companies to accommodate assignments to remote field sites, offshore rigs, and other locations that cannot easily support families. AIRINC conducted a benchmark survey of 15 oil and gas industry leaders to determine what, if any, prevailing rotator practices and trends are being used.
DATA POINTS Q.4 2013
DATA POINTS is a quarterly newsletter that reports on our surveys in different regions of the world. DATA POINTS highlights the scope and breadth of our survey locations and provides high-level snapshots of our recent survey findings for both Housing and Goods and Services. We hope this material serves as a reminder that data is ever-changing and needs to be refreshed regularly as economic conditions change.
Data Report: How Far Does Your Gasoline Money Go?
Download AIRINC's analysis from 188 countries worldwide to see which countries have the cheapest and most expensive gas prices.
La Mobilité en Afrique
Alors que les entreprises de certains secteurs industriels sont implantées en Afrique depuis des décennies d’autres ne s’y sont implantées que plus récemment ou considèrent une implantation à plus ou moins brève échéance. Que ce soit au départ de Paris ou de Luanda, les transferts vers les pays africains présentent, pour les professionnels de la mobilité internationale, des défis spécifiques, notamment en termes de rémunération. En quoi les défis liés à l’expatriation en Afrique sont-ils différents de ceux rencontrés lors d’expatriations vers d’autres continents ? Comment y faire face ?
Interview with Save the Children International and AIRINC
As an NGO, Save the Children International must be extremely cost conscious, and it therefore faces different challenges from the ones faced by a corporation in structuring its global mobility program. Wilma Van Dommelen, Save the Children International’s Global Reward Manager, sat down with AIRINC to discuss the structure the organization has created to confront these challenges, and to explain how that structure has been implemented for international assignees in over 70 remote locations.
Data Report: Trending Expat Cities 2013
Find out which cities are the current global hot spots for expatriates and how the list has changed in the last five years.
Host-Based Approaches Survey Report
Are you wondering when a host based approach is the right mobility solution? In our latest benchmark initiative, AIRINC surveyed over 50 global companies with large international assignee populations to gather information on the use of host based expatriate compensation solutions.
When to Use a Host-Based Compensation Program
Many companies are turning toward host-based approaches as we see a positive shift in attitudes toward international assignments, and as pay levels become increasingly universal. Under the right circumstances, a host-based approach can be more cost effective than the traditional balance sheet. This white paper defines the host-based approach and discusses the types of situations in which it works best.
Location Report: Nuuk, Greenland by Jon Nyquist,
In response to Greenland’s diversifying economy as new technologies and warming temperatures allow for the expansion of oil and gas exploration, AIRINC conducted a first-time on-site survey of its capital city, Nuuk.
Case Study: The Value of Development: Effective Benchmarking for Developmental Assignment Policies
Today many companies are investing in their junior-level employees by sending them on international assignments to encourage the development of personal and professional skills. Read about how AIRINC guided one of China’s largest high-tech companies through this process with a segmented approach. By defining a separate assignment package geared toward these employees, they were able to increase junior-level opportunities and save money at the same time.
Survey Report: Yangon, Myanmar
The opening of Myanmar to global trade and investment will inevitably lead to an increase in mobility in this market. In anticipation of this trend, AIRINC recently conducted an onsite survey of Yangon and produced a summary report on expatriate conditions in this emerging commercial center.
Fiscal Cliff Notes:
The new American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012
The American Taxpayers Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA) was signed into law by President Obama on January 2, 2013. The primary goal of the legislation is to avoid the automatic increases in individual tax rates on all taxpayers that were scheduled to begin in 2013. The notable exception is for taxpayers with higher incomes, who will see an increase in income tax costs through a combination of higher statutory tax rates and limitations on allowable deductions and exemptions.
Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Mobility Survey
In August 2012, AIRINC conducted a benchmarking survey to pinpoint the global mobility issues being faced today by companies in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industry. In addition to the survey, several companies participated in a roundtable event to further deliberate these issues. This report details the survey results as well as summarizes the various topics that were addressed in the roundtable dialogue.
An Interview with Peter Newhouse of Unilever
Morgan Crosby, Senior Manager in Client Services and Director of Advisory Services at AIRINC, recently sat down with Peter Newhouse, Unilever’s Global Head of Reward, to talk about the significant changes Unilever has made to their global mobility program. Request a copy of the white paper to find out more about these changes, why Unilever decided to change its mobility program, and the challenges the company faced along the way.