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Inside China
This article accompanies Asian Appreciation.
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Foreign-Finance Fail?
A new law that requires overseas financial institutions to report on accounts held by U.S. citizens may have an unintended impact on expatriate employees.
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Asian Appreciation
More employers are going local when setting up reward and recognition programs in China.
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Managing Security Risks
The Arab spring, nuclear disaster in Japan and the worldwide financial crisis -- combined with other political and security issues -- made last year an "extremely turbulent" one for business travelers, expatriates and their organizations
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RPO Then And Now
In its beginning, recruitment-process outsourcing was a response to the boom-or-bust mentality of companies that would cycle through large-scale hiring to hiring freezes, sometimes in the same year.
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Relo Costs Still a Moving Target
Global mobility professionals cite cost as their major concern with international relocation assignments, but they also are seeing an increased reluctance by employees to take such assignments and an increased tendency by such employees to negotiate relo packages. And, as always, determining ROI remains an issue.
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Managing Security Risks
Expatriates and business travelers face significant risks around the world this year due to increased social activism, potential natural disasters, and continued risks from crime and terrorism. HR leaders need to ensure that all stakeholders are involved in creating -- and communicating -- detail-rich crisis-management policies and procedures.
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Delivering Real Service
We're often asked to evaluate existing outsourcing relationships.
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Asian Pay May Impact U.S. Employers
Hoping to attract talent from a limited pool, Asian companies are now paying higher executive salaries than Western European businesses, and will catch up to U.S. levels by 2013, according to a recent report by Mercer.
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On Course
This article accompanies Coming to America.
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Coming to America
Employers are finding assistance programs for spouses of U.S.-bound expatriates can help boost the successes of those assignments, too.
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Vienna Tops in Quality of Life
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Outsourcing Health Benefits Grows More Popular
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's prime objective is to give more Americans access to healthcare. What it may also be doing is fueling a spike in the growth of benefits-administration outsourcing, as employers seek help in navigating recent, and ongoing, healthcare-reform measures.
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Global Compensation Considerations
The dismal worldwide economy is affecting compensation decisions, although there are some "hot spots," such as Brazil, Singapore, China and South Africa. Employers continue to focus on pay-for-performance and workforce segmentation in their rewards strategies.
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Foreign Finance Fail for Expats?
A new law that requires foreign banks to report information on their U.S. account holders may create some difficulties for expat employees. Smaller banks not wishing to accept the administrative burden may refuse to allow Americans to have bank accounts. It may also impact company payroll processes.
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Eurozone Challenges
The intense economic pressures in the European Union, combined with high unemployment, restrictive labor policies, an aging workforce and high costs of living, offer some key challenges for HR leaders. Intensified workforce planning is crucial.
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This note is in response to Should You Outsource?
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Women's Tug of War
For employers in emerging markets, women hold the key to winning the talent war -- if they can overcome the cultural issues that have traditionally held them back. "The goal is not to become Western women," says one expert. "The goal is to reconcile tradition and culture with ambition."
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Talent Management Column

At least a couple of factors may be behind the emergence of unpredictable work schedules, a trend that's understandably taking a toll on today's sizable part-time workforce.
Project Mismanagement Jul 14, 2014
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