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Best Practices & Trends

POLICY CHECK | Shifting Excess Baggage Provisions

Standard and excess baggage provisions are slowly shifting among international air carriers; how are these changes impacting mobility policies, and how can organizations protect themselves against inflated costs in regards to excess baggage allowances? TheMIGroup’s own Cheryl Gomez-Jareno offers some insight into how you can ensure that your policies remain relevant and responsible in the midst of ever-fluctuating regulations.

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Mobility Program Management

Return on Investment…Beyond the Numbers

Businesses are scrambling to get their hands on the right tools and metrics to measure assignment success, justify continued investment in mobility, and quantify the value of the global mobility function; one tool to rule them all! But perhaps this is over-simplifying the concept of ROI, detracting mobility experts from the discussions that really matter. In this paper TheMIGroup explores varying philosophies, cultures, and goals behind expatriate ROI, and how these discussions are necessary to developing an effective framework to measure program success.

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Policy and Benchmarking

Back to Basics | Repayment Agreements

Let’s be honest; mobility can be really complicated. The world of benefits and policies is rarely consistent or easily comprehensible, and when all this complex language dances together, it’s easy to start losing grasp of the meaning behind it! Our goal as your strategic partners is to turn the mobilityspeak into something simpler and more accessible to both your internal team, and your relocating employees. In this paper, we’re tackling Repayment Agreements; what they are, how they can be the most effective, and when it’s best to leave them out of the discussion altogether.  

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Policy and Benchmarking

The Trailing Male Spouse

In discussions about the push for better representation of female expats within the mobility sphere, there have been several questions raised in regards to how the dynamic of a “trailing male spouse” presents itself within an assignment opportunity.

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Policy and Benchmarking

Reimagining the Lump Sum

With the tightening of financial belts felt within many organizations, stricter budgets and a loss of personnel has driven an increase in the number of Lump Sum programs dotting the mobility map.

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Policy and Benchmarking

Home Sale Bonuses: Are They Worth It?

Any transferee will confirm that relocation can be extremely exciting, however most will also agree that the home sale process is often a daunting one. Selling a home is not only stressful from a psychological standpoint, but also from a financial one. To mitigate some of this stress, many organizations opt to include some form of home sale assistance for their relocating employees.

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Policy and Benchmarking

Immigration Report | Changes to Immigration Rules

TheMIGroup’s Immigration Report is intended as a reference for in-house counsel, human resource managers and global relocation professionals. The Report provides guidance and highlights vital information to help you remain compliant when moving employees across the globe.

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Best Practices & Trends

Relocation Trends: The Rise of Core/Flex Policies

The world of global policy development is changing. Traditionally, relocation policies provided a set amount of relocation entitlements with some flexibility, but not enough to meet the relocating employee’s population’s ever-changing needs.

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Best Practices & Trends

Relocation Considerations for the 21st Century: Spousal and Family Challenges

Relocation is a major life milestone, marked by uncertainty, stress and new beginnings.

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Mobility Program Management

Flexible / Lump Sum Policies – Does Flexibility Equal Happiness

Flexible / Lump Sum Policies were first introduced in the 1990’s recognizing that a “one size fits all package” doesn’t always work.

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