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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:

Training that supports all career stage levels

Our face-to-face workshops are designed to deepen and expand the knowledge of professionals in the areas of performance and rewards, mobility, strategic business partnering, talent management, workforce analytics and change management. Our programs are developed based on our extensive consulting experience and delivered by consultants who bring their practical knowledge to the workshop. In addition, we constantly update our content to reflect the changing business environment and the latest market best practice.


Manager


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.

  • International Assignment: The Why and The How

    Duration:

    1 day

    Course Description:

    This workshop will equip mobility professionals with the essential knowledge and skills to manage the many complexities associated with cross-border employee mobility. At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

    • Understand the drivers of international mobility
    • Identify and manage the complexities of expatriate management
    • Understand the assignment life cycles and the different types of international assignment
    • Differentiate the various expatriate compensation components and design a compensation package to manage costs and risks
    • Learn about the market trends of international mobility across Asia
  • Advanced Expatriate Compensation and Policy Design

    Duration:

    1 day

    Course Description:

    This workshop will equip mobility professionals with the essential knowledge and skills to manage the many complexities associated with cross-border employee mobility. At the end of this workshop you will be able to:

    • Have a better understanding of using balance sheet and alternative approaches in designing expatriate compensation
    • Understand the impact of cost-of-living differentials, expatriate benefits and allowances on expatriate compensation
    • Learn about the conversion approaches to localizing your expatriates
    • Use policy segmentation and design to align mobility programs to business needs and HR strategies
    • Identify global and regional trends in expatriate compensation
    • Design effective global mobility strategy to enable global talent deployment
  • How to Proactively Manage Expatriate Assignment Cost

    Duration:

    Half day

    Course Description:

    The workshop will focus on each step of the assignment lifecycle and highlight the potential opportunities to optimize cost. A number of Case Studies will provide realistic examples of how the workshop learnings can be immediately applied in a real organizational context. The course content will include, amongst other things:

    • Strategic cost-containment initiatives
    • Tax Planning opportunities
    • Policy Design considerations to optimize cost
    • How to manage assignment cost through careful assignment policy segmentation
    • Designing a cost-effective expatriate compensation packages
    • Managing the cost of HR infrastructure
  • Designing Local Plus Compensation

    Duration:

    Half day

    Course Description:

    Many companies have embraced localized, or host-based, pay in order to meet their global staffing needs. These types of compensation packages can sometimes be significantly less expensive than traditional expatriate pay packages, but they must be applied with care and in appropriate circumstances. According to Mercer research, more than 60% of multinationals use some form of Local Plus approach, yet only about 40% have a Local Plus policy. Local Plus is a cost-effective but complex method that requires a delicate balance between a systematic approach and flexibility.

    During this short but practical workshop our Mercer consultants will help you:

    • Navigate between the different localization options
    • Understand local benefits, social security/pension practices and how they could impact international assignees
    • Determine what "plus", if any, should be added to the host local package and set a consistent approach for local plus packages globally
    • Assist with design principles of a consistent global localization or local plus policy that combine fixed core assignment package components and more flexible country specific benefits

Leader


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.

Reward and Global Mobility Trainings and Conferences qualifies for recertification credit