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  • Maintaining U.S. Credit While on Global Assignment

    By Nick Royle · July 22 2009 · Finance & Credit

    An employee’s credit profile and their ability to obtain future financing is one of the last things on their mind when they are being deployed for an international assignment. For U.S. expatriates, regardless of how long their international assignment is, if they plan on purchasing a home upon their return, they must remember to preserve…

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  • What are Localization, Local, and Local-Plus Assignment Packages?

    By Nick Royle · July 15 2009 · Global Mobility Management

    As organizations continue to expand their global presence, there is still a need to export corporate culture as part of a knowledge transfer to offices based far from corporate headquarters. The traditional long-term expatriate assignment of one to five years is still one of the most prevalent compensation methods to entice employees to move abroad….

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  • Above-Base Compensation: Allowances, Differentials, Premiums…What’s the Difference?

    By Nick Royle · July 7 2009 · Relocation Policy & Trends

    Most companies sending employees on international assignment provide some type additional above-base compensation benefits to mitigate the expense of living abroad. Typically, the assignee’s new compensation package is based on the home-country salary structure with possible adjustments to the cost of living and housing, combined with a type of home and host income tax protection,…

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  • Transferring Homeowners Faced with Unprecedented Challenges

    By Admin · July 2 2009 · Uncategorized

    The real estate market has significantly impacted the domestic mobility industry in the United States, creating a domino effect for transferring homeowners and their employers. Some individuals have experienced a significant loss on sale and have had to choose between accepting the financial loss and simply ‘moving on’ or keeping their origin home and finding…

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