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.
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.