5 Hot Topics in Global Mobility Today

April 12, 2016 3:00:00 PM EDT | By: Michelle Dopps

5 Hot Topics in Global MobilityLooking for a mid-day distraction that still counts as work? You’ve found it! It’s well known that global mobility and employee relocation managers need to be up-to-date on the many topics affecting your job. From immigration to taxes to employee hiring to a million other topics, your job is touched by events and happenings around the world. Here are a few recent articles we’ve found that will help you sharpen your knowledge while also taking a short break from your day-to-day tasks:

Expats and Taxes

As April 15 nears, those of us in the U.S. have tax day on our minds. Here’s a helpful list of myths that dives into the actual truth of tax rules for U.S. expats. You may be aware of all of this, and hopefully you have a good resource guiding you if you don’t (we’re happy to help if that’s not the case!). Your expat employees may find this especially handy: Puncturing 7 Common Myths about U.S. Expat Tax Rules

The Brexit

We’ve been hearing a lot about the possible “Brexit” – the referendum on whether or not Britain should remain a part of the European Union is fast approaching (it will be held on June 23). Here’s a look at the economic side of things. Especially if you do business in Britain or rely on the movement of your people within the EU, this will be particularly interesting to you: Uncertain Economics Influence ‘Brexit’ Talk

Opportunities for Women

Did you know that today is Equal Pay Day? If so, you may have noticed a number of articles and posts about the female wage gap. But did you know that there is also a perceived gap of global mobility opportunities for women? This article looks at survey results that show women view international opportunities as a desirable employer trait. Are you taking advantage? Global female demand for international mobility at an all-time high

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Tax Transparency

Tax transparency is a hot topic, especially following the release of the Panama Papers. These proposals by the European Commission could mean multinational companies operating in the EU will have to be much more transparent about how much tax they pay worldwide. Get the details here: EU to force multinationals to publish global tax affairs

U.S. Election

Finally, a little lighthearted look at the stressful U.S. election for your American assignees working abroad: The Seven Stages of Grief for the U.S. Expat Voter

Any other topics catching your eye lately? If you have an interesting blog post, news story or editorial you think others would find interesting, share below!

Psssss! Have you caught all of our recent blog articles on such hot topics? Here are a few that may interest you:

Topics: global mobility, employee relocation, immigration, international assignments, trends, tax implications, dual-career assistance

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