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Your favourite articles and blog posts of 2019

What have you and your fellow global mobility professionals been reading about this year? Our most popular articles and blog posts of 2019 have shown us which issues are at the forefront of your minds and illustrate the multidisciplinary nature of the global mobility function.

The popularity of articles covering the results of our international commuter and cost of living surveys shows how important it is for you to keep up to date with the latest data trends, while our insights into how technology and Brexit will shape the future of global mobility also proved popular. Our Mobility Basics series in general continued to be of interest, with a blog post looking at the local-plus approach turning out to be the most read post of the year.

We are looking forward to bringing you more great reading and insight into the issues affecting global mobility in 2020. To stay informed of the latest developments, sign up to our blog on the right of this page and make sure you have signed up to receive communications from us in the account settings area of MyECA.

Top five articles

ECA and NN group

1. Bringing mobility management in-house

ECA and NN Group were shortlisted for the Best Vendor Partnership Award at the FEM EMEA Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards 2018 - here's why.

Cost of Living Highlights

2. Cost of Living Survey Highlights

Following our most recent Cost of Living Survey, we have prepared an interactive map to help you understand and explain to assignees how key events around the world have affected cost of living indices.

International Commuters Survey

3. How commuter assignments are changing to support the modern mobile workforce

Our International Commuters Survey looked at best practice in pay and policy for commuter assignments.

4. Protecting expatriate salaries from exchange rate movements

When managing international assignee salary packages, exchange rates can have a huge impact on the overall value.

5. The need to review global mobility policies

Adopting a proactive approach in reviewing policies is a key priority for global mobility teams. This article explains how reviews help to ensure that assignment policies are competitive and fit for purpose.

Top five blog posts

Short-term Assignments Survey Highlights

1. Mobility Basics: The local-plus approach

Global mobility professionals are increasingly looking at different ways to compensate their expatriate populations. One method that often attracts a lot of attention is the local-plus approach.

From spreadsheets to AI

2. From spreadsheets to AI: how will technology shape the future of global mobility?

We've taken a look at the different ways that technology can transform global mobility, both now and in the future.

3. Short-term assignments are the new normal, but compliance remains a challenge

ECA's Short-term Assignments Survey found that almost 75% of companies expect the amount of short-term assignees to increase in the next three years.

4. How do childcare costs vary around the world?

We have looked at how childcare practices differ around the world, as well as the varying policies that companies implement regarding childcare costs.


5. What key steps do global mobility teams need to consider before Brexit?

Ahead of Brexit, we outlined the key issues that global mobility professionals will need to consider before the UK leaves the European Union.

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