AIRINC hosts complimentary webinars to address hot topics in global mobility. We also recently launched a video series, beginning with The Changing Mobility Landscape: A New Outlook.

Estimating Expatriate Assignment Costs

In 2016 many companies are being challenged to cut costs while maintaining a global workforce. Which is why accurately estimating your costs, budgeting, and accrual is critical to meeting your budget goals for the upcoming year.

In AIRINC's upcoming Estimating Expatriate Assignment Costs webinar, we will discuss the following:

  • The cost of a long-term international assignment
  • The components and pieces of information that go into a good estimate
  • An overview of AIRINC's Assignment Cost Estimator
  • Tips to help with estimation and forecasting costs
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Cross-Border Hire Solutions

Today, many companies are bridging local talent gaps globally by transferring employees from other markets, leading to an increased need to assess host-based compensation approaches.

In our upcoming Cross-Border Hire Solutions webinar, we will discuss the following:

  • Cross-border hire trends in mobility
  • Common approaches to transferring talent across borders
  • AIRINC's new suite of cross-border hire decision tools
  • Important information to consider when using a host-based approach
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Global Mobility Strategy Roadmap

Asia-Pacific companies are globalizing and challenging their global mobility functions to adapt to new talent, policy, and service needs. Successful mobility programs have well developed and executed strategies that drive global mobility and business success. Learn how to stay ahead in this new environment.

Join AIRINC for a mobility trends presentation and discover how you can create your own strategic roadmap for success.

View this webinar recording to learn:

  • The three key elements of a successful mobility program and how to achieve them
  • Where strategy originates and the different types of strategies
  • How to identify and communicate your strategy
  • How to develop a roadmap to realize your objectives
  • How to get support for your mobility initiatives
  • Case studies of companies with successful mobility strategies
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Simplify Home Leave Cash Allowances: A Guide to the Airfare Database

We know that providing home leave benefits is a painful sticking point for many companies. Because the administrative overhead of directly reimbursing airfare is burdensome, many organizations are turning to cash allowances. But cash allowances come with their own administrative headaches.

Researching airfare is a tedious and labor-intensive process. That's why AIRINC developed the Airfare Database - to provide a simple solution to an ongoing problem.

The AIRINC Airfare Database facilitates the use of home leave cash allowances by providing reasonable fare data backed by an objective and rigorous methodology.

View this webinar to learn:

  • the Airfare Database approach, and
  • how companies are using it to their advantage.
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How to Competitively Assess Your Housing Program: A Glimpse into AIRINC's Latest Benchmark Initiative

Housing is a critical element in any expatriate package, since appropriate housing is important to the well-being of a relocated family and therefore to the success of an assignment. Housing is also one of the most costly and visible components of an expatriate compensation package.

Do you know how your housing program stacks up in the marketplace?

Do you want the opportunity to evaluate your housing allowances and guidelines compared to other companies?

View this webinar to learn:

  • Why you should consider benchmarking your housing program
  • Key features to consider when benchmarking your housing program
  • How AIRINC is addressing competitive housing assessments with a 2015 Host Housing Benchmark
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The Definitive Guide to Hardship

As many Global Mobility professionals know, it can be more difficult to send international assignees to some locations than others. Living conditions vary widely from location to location and there are many factors to consider, including safety, comfort, and availability of goods and services.

Hardship is an additional payment that companies may offer assignees to acknowledge and compensate for the difficulties or dangers associated with living in certain locations.

But how do you define hardship? And how do you calculate it in an unbiased way?

View this webinar recording to learn:

  • How AIRINC defines hardship within an assignment package
  • How AIRINC evaluates hardship within each assignment location
  • Different approaches to calculating hardship: International, Relative, and by Nationality
  • Why there are multiple hardship scales
  • Current trends in hardship
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Managing Cost of Living Allowances

The Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) -- also known as Goods and Services Differential, Commodities and Services Allowance, Cost of Living Index – helps protect international assignees from increased goods and services costs at the host location as compared to those in the home country.

View the Managing Cost of Living Allowances webinar to learn:

  • What is a COLA and what is it meant to do?
  • AIRINC's unique methodology for calculating the COLA
  • Prevailing practices for updating the COLA when it changes
  • Varying levels of COLA and the type of protection they provide
  • What should you do with the COLA during times of currency volatility? (Hint: freezing it is the wrong approach!)
  • Frequently asked COLA questions by expatriates and typical mobility manager responses

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Assess Your Mobility Housing Program

Get a handle on your housing program.

Have you explored cost savings opportunities?
Is your policy consistent across locations? Job levels?
How does your program compare to those of other companies?

Whether you're looking to perform a complete housing program overhaul or you simply want to examine your current budget, we have a solution for you.

Join us for a webinar about how AIRINC can help you assess your current housing program and arrive at solutions that you can easily communicate to key stakeholders. The webinar will feature a quick overview of our new Housing Assessment Tool (HAT).

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Coping with Currency Volatility

Extreme exchange rate changes have become a critical issue for many assignment programs. In this webinar, you will learn:

  • what exchange rate changes mean for your assignees,
  • how other companies are dealing with them based on recent survey results, and
  • strategies you can implement to manage their impact.

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The Airfare Database Webinar

You may have already heard of the Airfare Database. Here is your chance to learn more about it!

The AIRINC Airfare Database facilitates the use of home leave cash allowances by providing reasonable fare data backed by an objective and rigorous methodology.

In this session you will learn:

  • the Airfare Database approach, and
  • how other companies are using it to their advantage.
The Airfare Database: The simple solution to an ongoing problem.
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Partner Webinar: 2015 Mobility Outlook Survey Results

AIRINC Partner Webinars are intended to offer helpful information and training opportunities to organizations that might solicit AIRINC's services on behalf of their corporate clients.

In this short webinar, we review the results of our 2015 Mobility Outlook Survey (MOS). This year's MOS explores global mobility's continuing evolution toward a more advisory and planning role. Throughout the report we examine the challenges that come with cost pressures, increasing needs for mobility, and the diversification of assignment types.

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Partner Webinar: Working with AIRINC

Whether you are new to working with AIRINC or could benefit from a refresher, please join us for a brief overview of AIRINC's products and services.

From this session you will:

  • Learn how AIRINC data and advisory offerings can solve your clients' mobility challenges
  • Gain insight on current mobility trends from AIRINC's Mobility Outlook Survey
  • Get advice on how to work more collaboratively with AIRINC to help you better serve your clients
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Expat Trends: 2014 Mobility Outlook Survey Perspectives from AIRINC

As companies seek to expand market share overseas, their expat needs are growing, both in terms of expat numbers and in relation to the variety of policies required to support a company's unique global mobility profile. In today's environment, organizations are being challenged to find the right balance among costs, business needs, and talent retention. This discussion focuses on the strategic steps companies are taking to tailor their mobility programs.

In this broadcast you will learn:

  • Key findings from the AIRINC 2014 Mobility Outlook Survey
  • The range of expat (mobility) policies being adopted
  • Differences in mobility practices across industry lines
  • Process for linking mobility to business and talent goals
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Host Solutions Webinar: Deciding Between Home-Based and Host-Based Approaches

When used in the proper context, a host-based approach can be an effective and successful scheme for compensating expatriates. Knowing when and how to best use this method is critical to its successful implementation, but evaluating home-based vs. host-based approaches can be challenging. Join us as we look at results from recent AIRINC benchmarking surveys and walk through multiple case studies to:

In this broadcast you will learn:

  • better understand when to use a host-based scheme instead of a home-based approach,
  • examine what's driving the interest in host-based approaches, and
  • evaluate the benefits and challenges of a host-based approach.

Through this webinar, we can help you understand the right circumstances for using host-based schemes and give you the advice and tools to make the decision making process easier.

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How to Motivate Employees to Accept 'Difficult' Assignments

Join us as we examine why some employees choose not to accept international assignment opportunities, and how to address employee reluctance through mobility policy designs and compensation adjustments. We will look at case studies based on actual client issues and propose solutions that align with each organization's structure, culture, and talent management approach.

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Meeting the Challenges of Localization in the Asia-Pacific Region

AIRINC invites international human resources professionals to a fast-paced, interactive presentation on the topic of localization. Not only will we identify the challenges of localization, we will provide insight into best practice solutions that will make you more effective in utilizing this approach for getting the right staff in the right place at the right time.

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Smart Spending: Doing More With Less

Though alternative packages have been around for many years, companies are now exploring them more aggressively. As your company's business needs change, providing the same mix of allowances and support for each assignment may result in a misallocation of resources. By implementing new plans and adding flexibility, you can continue to provide high levels of support and generous allowances for strategic assignments that are difficult to fill, while reducing the cost of assignments that are tactical or developmental.

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