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Global Mobility Training – Operate, Manage, Lead

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Choosing the right learning path for your Global Mobility team couldn't be simpler. Mercer Learning's courses have been designed to suit the different experience levels within your HR team. Simply select the level most appropriate to reveal our range of specialist courses available:

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Global Mobility Foundations
(Operate)

Aimed at:
Early career mobility practitioners/HR generalists

Covers:
An introduction to expatriate compensation, benefits and administration

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Global Mobility Management
(Manage)

Aimed at:
Mobility professionals with management responsibilities

Covers:
Programme governance, policy design and mobility function structure and insights

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Strategic Talent Mobility
(Lead)

Aimed at:
Mobility professionals with management responsibilities

Covers:
Broader strategic talent mobility concepts


Global Mobility Foundations (Operate)


Mercer Learning presents three, one-day modules for HR professionals new to the expatriate management field who quickly need to understand the key concepts and issues around pay, benefits and programme administration. Modules may also be of interest to experienced HR professionals who manage expatriates as a part of their role and for mobility professionals who need a refresher. Course modules can be attended as stand-alone training events, but have been designed with a career-building development pathway in mind.

  • Introduction to Expatriate Compensation – Module 1

    Learning objectives of this 1-day Module:

    • Develop an understanding of expatriate compensations approaches, and application, for different assignment types.
    • Gain insights to market practice and the application of compensation alternatives, with regard to international assignees.
    • Increase your understanding of different pay delivery alternatives, and impacts.
    • Build an expertise in how to deal with exchange rates and inflation fluctuations.

    Training course agenda:

    Session 1 - Principles of International Assignment Management
    Session 2 - Principles of Expatriate Compensation
    Session 3 - Expatriate Compensation – Home Based Approaches
    Session 4 - Expatriate Compensation – Host Based Approaches
    Session 5 - Pay Delivery
    Session 6 - Impact of Exchange Rates

    Designed for:

    Entry Level / Early Career Global Mobility Professionals / HR generalists with equivalent responsibilities, who need to build their capabilities around pay.

  • Introduction to Expatriate Benefits – Module 2

    Learning objectives of this 1-day Module:

    • Develop a greater understanding of expatriate benefit approaches, and application, for multiple assignment types.
    • Increase your understanding of risk and compliance issues, particularly with regard to immigration, pension and employee insurances.
    • Develop your awareness of end-to-end assignment planning alternatives and their impact.
    • Build on your knowledge of expatriate compensation principles from Module 1, Introduction to Expatriate Compensation.

    Training course agenda:

    Session 1 - Introduction to expat tax and social security
    Session 2 - Immigration considerations
    Session 3 - Relocation benefits, e.g. shipping, language and culture training
    Session 4 - On assignment benefits, e.g. housing, education and transportation
    Session 5 - Employee benefits, e.g. pensions, medical and personal insurances

    Designed for:

    Entry Level / Early Career Global Mobility Professionals / HR generalists with equivalent responsibilities, who need to build their capabilities around employee benefits.

  • Introduction to Expatriate Programme Administration – Module 3

    Learning objectives of this 1-day Module:

    • Develop your understanding of the assignment lifecycle, and the key administrative activities that are required to operate a successful, compliant programme.
    • Gain insights regarding the importance of stakeholder identification, engagement and communication for successful assignment outcomes.
    • Increase your understanding of risks and responsibilities at each stage of the assignment lifecycle.
    • Build on your knowledge from Modules 1 & 2 (Expatriate Compensation & Expatriate Benefits).

    Training course agenda:

    Session 1 - Candidate identification and selection
    Session 2 - Pre-assignment planning, e.g. cost estimates and approval process, assignee documentation and communication
    Session 3 - Managing on assignment processes, e.g. salary/cost of living reviews, performance and career management
    Session 4 - End of assignment planning, e.g. repatriation, localisation, sequential assignments, ROI
    Session 5 - Compliance management
    Session 6 - Sending an assignee to a new location


Global Mobility Management (Manage)


Enrolment in Manage modules would require prior completion of all modules in prior Course Levels, and/or validation of a sufficient understanding of these modules by the Mercer Learning team to ensure the content of higher level course is appropriate, and peer group interaction is meaningful.

  • Governance, Risk and Policy Design – Module 4

    Learning objectives of this 1-day Module:

    • Develop your understanding of stakeholder engagement and communication as an enabler of effective mobility programme management.
    • Increase your awareness of risk management and governance responsibilities when managing a global mobility programme.
    • Learn more about policy development trends, alternatives and considerations – including linking mobility with talent and risk management strategies.
    • Build on your knowledge from OPERATE Modules, 1-3.

    Training course agenda:

    Session 1 - Stakeholder engagement, e.g. employee value propositions and assignee satisfaction
    Session 2 - Risk management and governance principles
    Session 3 - Harmonising international medical, risk and retirement plans
    Session 4 - Policy segmentation and development, e.g. market trends, business case for mobility and emerging market considerations

    Designed for:

    This Module is designed for participants who have previously participated in one or more of Mercer’s OPERATE modules, or for global mobility professionals at management level, or those with equivalent responsibilities.

  • Function, Vendors and Technology – Module 5

    Learning objectives of this 1-day Module:

    • Develop your understanding about the alternatives for structuring a Global Mobility function and the importance of identifying the right mix of in-house, outsourced, and technology-led services to manage your programme.
    • Learn about effective sourcing of vendor services, with a focus on the RFP process, implementation, and ongoing vendor management considerations.
    • Consider the role of technology in the management of global mobility programmes of today, and learn about how data analytics supports strategic workforce planning.
    • Build on your knowledge from Mercer Learning's Foundation Modules and Management Module 4: Governance, Risk, and Policy Design.

    Training course agenda:

    Session 1 – Global mobility function: market practice: alternatives
    Session 2 – Vendors: outsourcing, cosourcing and business partnering

    • Market practice
    • Identification, selection and appointment
    • Ongoing vendor management

    Session 3 – Global Mobility technology
    Session 4 – Introduction to Strategic Workforce Planning

    Designed for:

    This Module is designed for participants who have previously participated in one or more of Mercer’s OPERATE modules, or for global mobility professionals at management level, or those with equivalent responsibilities.

  • Expatriate Management Conference

    2019 Expatriate Management Conference
    6 – 7 June, Brussels

    Practical Steps to prepare for the New Realities of Global Mobility

    It's our great pleasure to announce that the 23rd Expatriate Management Conference will be held on 6-7 June in Brussels.

    The world is constantly changing but those changes have never been so rapid before. In order to be on the top of things, we need to understand the new reality that we are facing. This year we would like to focus on the practical steps that will help you prepare for the Future of Work: processes optimization, policy flexibility, upskilling mobility professionals, revisiting cost drivers and leveraging technology.

    The conference will combine plenary and breakout sessions, providing HR professionals from a wide range of global organisations the opportunity to learn and discuss the latest trends, practices and developments in expatriate management.

    The agenda will include practitioners and experts, combining examples and case studies to illustrate the topics discussed.

    Keynote speaker

    Graeme Codrington

    Graeme Codrington

    Founder of TomorrowToday, strategy consultant & an expert on the future of work

    Read more

    Who should attend?

    This leading pan-European conference is designed for "in-house" HR professionals within the remit of international assignments, who want to stay abreast of the latest trends and practices.

    Please be advised that this event is only for in-house HR professionals. Mercer reserves the right to decline registrations received from service providers, competitors and potential delegates that do not match the target audience. These restrictions are aimed at maintaining a high quality level of networking at the conference and we appreciate your understanding in this matter.

    Why attend?

    • Network with peers.
    • Discuss practical issues and aim to find solutions.
    • Explore new trends and understand the big picture from a corporate, geographic and/or market perspective.

Strategic Talent Mobility (Lead)


To support the learning and skills needs of Global Mobility Leaders, our LEAD module focuses on how to think critically and objectively about the challenges facing Talent Mobility.

  • Talent Mobility – Module 6

    Learning objectives of this 1-day Module:

    • International talent and career management: Learn how successful businesses manage their international talent though the strategic alignment of their Talent, Reward and Mobility functions’ policy and practice.
    • Using data differently: Develop your understanding of how simple to more complex workforce analytics can help your organisation improve its mobility policies and practices.
    • Expatriates and employee engagement: Explore the effects of international mobility on employee engagement, and how to develop meaningful insights using data analytics.
    • Global Employment Companies: Learn about these alternate expatriate employment structures, and their risks and benefits.
    • International Pay Structures: Build on your knowledge of expatriate compensation to better understand alternate international remuneration structures, and their risks and benefits.
    • Build on your knowledge from Mercer Learning's MANAGE Modules (i.e. Programme Governance and Policy Design, and Mobility Function Structure, Operations and Insights).

    Designed for:

    The LEAD Module is designed for participants who have previously participated in one or more of Mercer's MANAGE modules, or for global mobility professionals at management and/or leadership level, or senior HR or business leaders with equivalent responsibilities.

  • Expatriate Management Conference

    2019 Expatriate Management Conference
    6 – 7 June, Brussels

    Practical Steps to prepare for the New Realities of Global Mobility

    It's our great pleasure to announce that the 23rd Expatriate Management Conference will be held on 6-7 June in Brussels.

    The world is constantly changing but those changes have never been so rapid before. In order to be on the top of things, we need to understand the new reality that we are facing. This year we would like to focus on the practical steps that will help you prepare for the Future of Work: processes optimization, policy flexibility, upskilling mobility professionals, revisiting cost drivers and leveraging technology.

    The conference will combine plenary and breakout sessions, providing HR professionals from a wide range of global organisations the opportunity to learn and discuss the latest trends, practices and developments in expatriate management.

    The agenda will include practitioners and experts, combining examples and case studies to illustrate the topics discussed.

    Keynote speaker

    Graeme Codrington

    Graeme Codrington

    Founder of TomorrowToday, strategy consultant & an expert on the future of work

    Read more

    Who should attend?

    This leading pan-European conference is designed for "in-house" HR professionals within the remit of international assignments, who want to stay abreast of the latest trends and practices.

    Please be advised that this event is only for in-house HR professionals. Mercer reserves the right to decline registrations received from service providers, competitors and potential delegates that do not match the target audience. These restrictions are aimed at maintaining a high quality level of networking at the conference and we appreciate your understanding in this matter.

    Why attend?

    • Network with peers.
    • Discuss practical issues and aim to find solutions.
    • Explore new trends and understand the big picture from a corporate, geographic and/or market perspective.

As a learner with Mercer Global Mobility training, you gain:

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More interaction/discussion-based learning

Participants practice calculations, discuss scenarios and learn from peers.

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More expert knowledge

All our trainers are global mobility experts who have extensive operational and advisory experience.

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More bespoke solutions

Want us to bring the learning to your own organisation, or develop content specifically to suit you? That’s not a problem.


Reward and Global Mobility Trainings and Conferences qualifies for recertification credit

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