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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
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
AIRINC "2017 Mobility Outlook Survey" Reports on New Trends in Global Mobility

Global mobility is experiencing an unprecedented level of change as reported in the AIRINC “2017 Mobility Outlook Survey.”  Mobility functions are managing a greater variety of cross-border movement than ever before. Localizations, indefinite transfers, extended business travel; these are all examples of the alternative approaches Mobility is leveraging to deploy talent around the globe. This year’s survey results introduce trends in measuring Mobility’s performance and report on the evolution of key program features. The 2017 Mobility trends include the increased use of technology and metrics to track program success and continued diversity of programs and policy.

The hallmarks of best-in-class mobility today are having the right policies, employing the right staff, and collecting valuable data to track the function’s performance and progress. Mobility's main challenges for 2017 are finding and retaining the right skill sets and ensuring the function is organized to fulfill its objectives

The AIRINC research was collected from 130 best practice global organizations and contains industry and region-specific data on the use of metrics to improve performance, resourcing the Mobility function, policy segmentation and flexibility and cost containment strategies.

Read the full report here.

Multinational Pooling and Benefits Captives Research Report

Multinational pooling is gaining increasing traction as a viable solution to stemming the rising cost of employee benefits for organizations with employees in the global environment. The Willis Towers Watson 2016/2017 Multinational Pooling and Benefit Captives Research Report provides strategies for managing insurable benefit plans and costs pro-actively. The report also provides answers to many of the questions routinely asked by global benefits leaders and risk managers concerning the increasing cost of maintaining these plans.

Companies often struggle with making the assessment concerning implementation of a successful benefit financing strategy. Selecting an optimal strategy that best fits your company is often a combination of financing approaches because of the complexity and diversity of multinational organizations.

The Towers Willis Watson research provides the largest database of its kind using data from over 1,500 annual reports submitted by more than 200 multinational companies. The report covers all participating benefit plans, including life, accident, disability, medical, and some retirement plans. The research enables multinational companies to access data and insights to help optimize the financing of their insurable benefits.

Read the full report here.

AON's 2015-16 Global Benefits Governance and Operations Study

​​AON has published their 2015-16 study exploring corporate governance of employee benefits within multinational companies. This is the second of an ongoing study the American Benefits Institute has conducted jointly with Aon Hewitt.

Increasing costs and risks posed by employer-sponsored benefits programs around the world continue to drive centralization trends of global benefits management. Yet companies struggle with making decisions in the absence of ready access to information and having the necessary infrastructure to execute their benefits strategy.

This recent study explores best practice in global benefits management and offers insights into what companies can do to improve alignment of benefits with organizational strategy and better manage the costs and risks of global benefits.

Click here for the full report.

Global Assignment Policies and Practices
Results from the KPMG 2016 Report of the
Global Assignment Policies and Practices (GAPP) Survey

If your organization is pursuing growth in new markets, having the right people on the ground is essential. While attracting new talent in chosen markets is vital, leveraging your organization's internal pool of experienced talent can be one of the best ways to achieve growth.

These are some of the key findings from KPMG International’s Global assignment policies and practices (GAPP) survey 2016. Now in its 18th year, this annual poll continues to present benchmarking data and insights on how global companies manage their international assignment programs

​Read the full report here.

Global Employee Benefits Watch 2017-18: The Next Wave of Globalization and Digitization by Thomsons Online Benefits

The global benefits arena is changing rapidly as the number of organizations with a mature, technology-enabled benefits management approach increases. Two trends have emerged:

  • There is a clear trend and need for greater alignment between the business and people strategies
  • The adoption of a clear HR and technology infrastructure to deliver global benefits

Organizations that have already positioned themselves to embrace the changes are making great strides in achieving their goals. Those organizations with a more globally-driven and better aligned strategy, are experiencing significant increases in engagement, governance and administrative efficiency:

  • A reduced number of administration errors
  • An increase in operational efficiency
  • A reduced amount of overcharges

In the two years since the last trend report (2016/2017) was released, employers are transforming global benefits to shift from reward to experience, and focusing on analytics and a data-driven approach.

Read the complete Global Employee Benefits Watch 2017/18 report.

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