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  Now available: Thomson's
  2017/2018  Global Employee
  Benefits Report.
Read the full
  report here.


  Click herefor the AIRINC "2017
  Mobility Outlook Survey" Report
  on New Trends in Global Mobility

 

 Read the results from the WTW

  study on multinational pooling.


  Click here for the AON 2015-16
  study
exploring corporate
  governance of employee benefits
  within multinational companies
.


  Results from the Global

  Mobility Trends Survey 2015

 KPMG Global Assignment
  Policies & Practices Survey 


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​​We partner with your company and help you learn the techniques needed to effectively manage your international benefits plans and global mobility programs.

Specializing in International Benefits
and Global Mobility

Specializing in employee relocation
Global Mobility Case Study # 2

An Atlanta-based consumer products company has approximately 50 U.S. Expatriates on assignment in various countries around the world. A written long-term expatriate policy and several service providers are being used for various aspects of the program (relocation services, expatriate tax, immigration, etc.). Their mobility department consists of several individuals who in addition to mobility responsibilities also have benefits and compensation duties. The SVP of Total Rewards is surprised by the amount of time managing the expatriate program is taking and  wonders if there is a more efficient way to manage the expatriate program.


 How Spectrum Helped
  • Analyzed existing administration model for cost effectiveness and identified areas that can be streamlined

  • Identified areas of potential risk (i.e. regulatory, reputation, immigration, tax compliance)

  • Evaluated whether the existing mobility programs were meeting overall business objectives

  • Evaluated current supply chain and identified opportunities for cost savings and streamlined administration

  • Evaluated vendor selection (relocation service providers, moving companies, immigration services, expatriate tax services, allowance data provider, etc.)

  • Negotiated contract terms, service level agreements and fees

  • Assisted with vendor management activities and performance 

Global Mobility Case Study #1

A Charlotte-based financial services company has a number of employees on frequent business travel between the U.S. and Canada. They are working on a software design installation and the same team of IT professionals are coming into Canada frequently to work on the project.   The Mobility Manager has become concerned at the expense of the project since there is no specific international assignment policy in place and the possible immigration and tax implications of having employees travel frequently and work in another country.

 How Spectrum Helped
  • Identified areas of potential risk (i.e. regulatory, reputation, immigration, tax compliance)

  • Designed policy provisions for different types of international assignments (frequent business travel, short term, long term, commuter, rotational) 

  • Assisted with communicating policy provisions to International Assignees

  • Developed model for ensuring appropriate benefits coverage for employees on different types of international assignments (short term, long term, commuter or rotational)

  • Evaluated whether mobility programs are meeting overall business objectives