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Your favourite articles and blog posts of 2020

What have you and your fellow global mobility professionals been reading about this year? Our most popular articles and blog posts of 2020 have shown us which issues are at the forefront of your minds as well as illustrating the multidisciplinary nature of the global mobility function.

The Covid-19 pandemic has understandably been the biggest talking point of the year and our insights into its impact on global mobility, as well as the responses and measures we have seen, have been some of our most read.

Brexit was a common topic of interest too, while the popularity of our Salary Trends and Cost of Living surveys shows how important it is for you to keep up to date with the latest data trends.

We will continue to update you on the most important issues affecting global mobility in 2021. 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

Covid-19 and global rental market

1. Covid-19: The impact on the global rental market

Covid-19 has caused global demand for rental properties to plummet as the impact of the pandemic continues to impede overseas assignments.

Covid-19 and global mobility

2. How Covid-19 has affected Global Mobility

ECA's recent Global Mobility and Covid-19 Survey investigated the impact of the pandemic and the resulting changes to the way mobility teams operate, some of which will be felt into 2021 and beyond.

Cost of living highlights

3. 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.

Posted workers amendment directive

4. Posted Workers Amendment Directive – What do you need to know ahead of its implementation?

What will the changes to the Posted Workers Directive (PWD) mean for you and your organisation, ahead of the new revisions that come into effect at the end of this month?

5. Salary Trends 2020/2021: How has Covid-19 impacted on local salary awards?

Following our latest Salary Trends Survey, we look at how the Covid-19 pandemic impacted local salary awards in 2020 and what may be ahead in 2021.

Top five blog posts

Tax equalisation and protection

1. Mobility Basics - What are tax equalisation and tax protection?

We look at the advantages and disadvantages of tax equalisation and tax protection to help you decide the best option for your organisation.

Brexit social security contributions

2. What does Brexit mean for social security contributions?

Despite the UK having already formally left the EU, the impact of Brexit on social security liabilities is still unclear.

3. ECA’s online training course – Principles of Global Mobility

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new online training course: Principles of Global Mobility.

4. How has the Covid-19 pandemic impacted location allowances?

Find out how ECA's Location Ratings have changed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and how this could affect location allowances for assignees.

Host based approach

5. Mobility Basics - The host-based approach

In our latest Mobility Basics post we examine the host-based approach to paying expatriate salaries, looking at when and why it should be used.


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