Workforce And Careers

Mobility Benefits

 

Mobility policy, the basis...

 

A clear mobility policy forms the basis for any employment contract between you and your cross border assignees.  

International assignments differ in length and business goals. Roughly we distinguish between:

  • permanent/‘one-way’ transfers;
  • short term assignments;
  • long-term assignments (often including family members).

A detailed mobility policy differentiates between various types of assignment. It helps avoid lapses. Also, it allows you to act quickly and consistently.

 

Frequent issues

Employers and employees are always confronted with questions about compensation for cost of living, quality of living, double (housing) expenses, complementary (often more costly) insurance and extra administrative and tax-burdens.

Employment and (insurable) benefits

The (legal) ties between employer and employee remain in force during an international posting. The assignment contract includes, besides agreements on compensation and benefits, provisional measures for tax-equalization and continuation of social security benefits, or alternative benefits that provide protection for the employee regarding income, (medical) care and wellness.

Get Local Data With a Global Perspective

What does it really mean for someone to uproot his or her family and move to Singapore, New York or Bahrain? Let us tell you.

Our information solutions for mobility put the highest-quality, most-detailed data available into your hands. Our Cost of Living data, the most comprehensive of its kind, is just one of our many market-leading tools and resources. Our leading benchmark data, Quality of Living data, and Hardship Ratings are all exclusive to Mercer and our clients. And they’re ready to access now.

Mercer Makes Mobility Easy

Our Mobility Starter Kit divides “moving” into three tiers: a pre-move informative guide, a post-move expat management program, and a more comprehensive kit for companies managing multiple international assignments. We also have tools specifically designed for executives. So whatever your mobility needs, we’re equipped to meet them.

Many companies are transitioning from providing full expat packages to “local plus” packages with specific add-ons. We’ll help you choose the right package for the assignment and business goals at hand.

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How We Can Help

We combine education, consulting, software data, and online tools to offer you the full breadth of mobility services. Our mobility experts provide:

  • Mobility education for all levels of your workforce.
  • Mobility consulting to prepare your organization for the unanticipated.
  • Mobility software, including HR solutions and cultural training.
  • Mobility data to help you determine pay, benefits, relocation costs, and more.
  • Mobility online tools for easy access to necessary information.

Workforce and Careers Solutions

Policy development and support

With a large team of experienced specialists, Mercer is an authoritative advisor in benefits and employment conditions for both local and mobile employees. Our specialists facilitate employers in more than 150 countries. Mercer can draw upon its own data resources, conducts leading worldwide surveys, and uses advanced, proprietary tooling that enables us to: 

  • Design and deliver effective and competitive benefit programs; 
  • Optimize compensation and benefit expenses;
  • Develop and support delivery of mobility policies;
  • Evaluate worldwide employment benefits;
  • Benchmark local market data.

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