As most global employers plan to send more employees on short- and long-term jobs around the world in the next two years, they should be aware of what it takes to manage costs and run international programs. In light of the challenges employers face managing the global work force, Mercer offers 10 tips on handling this growing mobile population.

1. Look at what similar companies are doing. Before implementing a global mobility program, looking at what similar companies are doing is the first move. While some aspects could differ, examining other companies’ policies at least gives an employer a sense of direction. This initial phase is also the time to meet with organizational leaders to ensure the policies are in line with the company’s overall strategic and operational objectives.

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