White Papers & Articles

Our white papers, articles, and interviews address a wide range of mobility “hot topics.” AIRINC consultants explore key issues and offer best practice advice to help human resources managers administer global mobility programs more effectively.

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Developmental Assignments & the Importance of Knowing Your Audience

Many mechanics of a developmental assignment are like that of a traditional expat assignment. Tax equalization, immigration support, and a COLA are commonly provided for...
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Mobility Optimization Paper

In this period of transition and reinvention, many companies are reorganizing their Mobility functions to address changes to their business or talent environments. We recently...
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2022 Remote Work Playbook

In our first version of this playbook published in 2020, it was not clear if the rise of remote working would continue or only be...
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Achieving a "Best In Class" Global Mobility Program

For many companies, the first reflex is to look to the external market to determine where they sit within their industry or peer group. Knowing...
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Establishing an Effective Local Plus Package: Local Plus Housing Allowance

Local Plus (also known as Host Plus) pay packages are not new to Global Mobility, having been leveraged successfully in several industries over the years....
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The Balance Sheet for Expatriates

The Balance Sheet is the traditional way to compensate an employee on an expatriate assignment. In recent years, other approaches have gained in popularity, however,...
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Sustainability In Global Mobility

“In my last white paper, From Mobility to Mobilization, I explored half a dozen topics that are likely to be priorities for Global Mobility in...
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Addressing Current Compensation Challenges

The pandemic, hybrid working environments, and ongoing talent shortages have added to the challenges compensation professionals face on a daily basis. It is increasingly imperative to show the ability to adapt as...
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Is it Time to Rethink How You Set Compensation Levels in the "New" Normal?

The pandemic’s impact on a growing distributed workforce has been highlighted by many different talking heads. However, no one has really addressed the longterm consequences...
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A Personalized Approach to Achieving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Mobility

AIRINC’s survey shows that 80% of companies plan to adjust their mobility policies or programs to promote the organization’s DE&I objectives. Succeeding in this space...
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From Mobility to Mobilisation

The world of Global Mobility has fundamentally changed. COVID has created an environment in which the old certainties have been upended. Trends that were nascent...
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Dr. Fauci is the Highest Paid U.S. Federal Employee

According to Forbes, Dr. Fauci is the highest paid U.S. federal employee. In fact, if the top salaries in the U.S. government are examined, most...
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Does Your Company Pay a "Living Wage" on a Global Scale?

It is time to look at your salary structures with a global lens. Why? Three main reasons are creating a sense of urgency. First, jobs...
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The Challenge of Attracting Global Talent to Low Wage Countries

As Asian companies expand worldwide to take advantage of untapped international markets, they often find that they are competing directly with formidable global organizations for...
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What Does Brexit Mean for Cross-Border Mobility?

Twelve months ago, almost every conversation in the U.K. was dominated by Brexit. News channels, radio shows, and documentaries were fixated on the countdown for...
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Unleashing the Power of Mobility

The possibilities for Global Mobility in 2021 are almost endless. The opportunities are so great, prioritizing the roadmap for next year and beyond will be...
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Cross-Border Talent Transfers: Coordinate and Collaborate

COVID-19 business recovery efforts are resulting in an expanding array of creative solutions to fill talent needs on a global basis.
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Salary Evaluation for Cross-Border Transfers

The increasing use of cross-border, intra-company transfers to meet global staffing needs is presenting new challenges to compensation professionals. Comparing the pre- and post-transfer compensation...
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Reevaluating Total Rewards Strategies for the Growing Remote Workforce

Prior to the current pandemic, a 2018 study by GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com highlighted that just 3.6% of the United States labor force worked remotely 50% or more...
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Transferring Talent Domestically

One of the most challenging aspects of U.S. domestic relocation can be getting an employee to accept a transfer to a high-cost city. As case...

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