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How should companies plan to compensate employees transferred on international assignments that range from three to twelve months?


As management seeks to reduce the expenses of international assignments, many are turning to short-term assignments as an alternative. Short-Term International Assignments delineates the distinctions between short- and long-term assignments and helps define policies for short-term assignments.


Short-term assignments require clearly defined policies and practices to be in place to ensure that employers remain competitive while motivating employees to accept international assignments. Implementing a short-term policy can be significantly more cost-effective and administratively simpler than a long-term policy.


This booklet, which is part of SHRM's Global HR Management Series, addresses employee and family status; remuneration approach; taxation; housing provisions; transportation assistance; and much more. The content was specifically developed for managing policies for international employees for 3-to-12 months, but also addresses the critical issues involved in dealing with extended business travelers.


"Roger Herod provides the reader with an insightful and comprehensive review of the essential elements of an effective short term assignment policy. This booklet is a must read for human resources professionals engaged in evaluating current assignment practices and/or developing new international assignment policies."-- Ray Wilhelm, Manager, International Assignment Management, Chrysler LLC


Table of Contents

Introduction Defining a Short-Term Assignment Establishing Short-Term Assignment Policies Extended Business Travelers Administration and Compliance Summary

Additional Info

Name Short Term International Assignments
SKU 61.15501
Year published 2008
Page count 36
Publisher SHRM
ISBN 9781586441227
Author Roger Herod
Format No


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