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Managing Compensation for Mobile Employees - Singapore



- Delivered in Asia only -

Fully focused on expatriate compensation systems, this one-day course will provide a solid understanding of the key approaches used to calculate salary packages for staff relocated from one location to another, whether on a long-term basis or permanent transfer. The day incorporates practical exercises to illustrate the impact of mobility types on compensation policy.

Participants will receive a refresher on the home-based compensation approach and be introduced to other methodologies, such as host-based compensation packages. The course will provide the opportunity to work through different mobility scenarios to evaluate how resulting relocation pay packages compare and explore the feasibility of different approaches. The second part of the day will then educate participants on salary delivery options and how to conduct salary reviews.

This course is the ideal natural progression for people who have completed the Mastering Assignment Compensation training or attendees of The IHRP who wish to delve into compensation methods for mobile employees in more detail.

Who should attend

Anyone responsible for calculating salary packages and/or setting policy for their company's mobile employees. Ideally participants will have completed ECA's Mastering Assignment Compensation or The International HR Practitioner (The IHRP) prior to attending, or have a good level of knowledge/experience of international assignment management.

Participants keen to further develop and broaden their expertise and assignment management skills may be interested in completing ECA's two-day programme, The IHRP.


Salary options and variables
 - Trends in compensation methods for mobile employees
 - Different pay approaches and why they are used
 - Host-based salary approaches and their advantages and disadvantages
Home-based salary system
 - ‘Pure’ home based approach
 - ‘Select country’ home based approach
 - Hybrid approach
Host-based salary system
 - Pure host based approach
 - Host-plus (Local-plus) approach
 - Expatriate market rate
 - How to evaluate the attractiveness or applicability of a host-based approach
Salary delivery
 - Examining the main options (home currency, host currency, split pay)
 - Introducing common errors and misconceptions regarding salary delivery
 - Relationship between mobility type, salary system and salary delivery options
 - How to protect employees against the impact of currency volatility
 - Advantages and disadvantages of the various options
 - Payroll considerations and issues
Salary reviews
 - Evaluating the relationship between salary method and salary review options
 - Choosing correct point of reference to review/adjust salaries of mobile employees
 - Conducting annual and interim pay reviews for international assignees
 - Communicating pay to employees

Venue Details

The venue will be confirmed approximately one month before the course.


08:45-09:00   Registration and refreshments
09:00-17:00   Managing Compensation for Mobile Employees


Take advantage of our discount offers for you!

(1) Early Bird discount - 15% off the standard fee if you book by 8 September 2019
Prices will rise after 8 September from SGD 745 to SGD 875 for ECA subscribers, and SGD 970 to SGD 1140 for non-subscribers.

(2) Grow your expertise - discounts for multiple course attendance
Complete any two or all three training courses and benefit from the following discounts*:

  • One course: full price
  • Two courses: 10% off the second course price
  • All three courses: 15% off the third course price

*Please note terms relating to discount offer:

i. Discount % applies to the price advertised at time of registration

ii. Discount applies to the course you register for, in the order you attend e.g. if you attend The International HR Practitioner then Foundations of International Assignment Compensation, you get 10% off the latter.

Please note: the course fees quoted represent the fees net of any withholding taxes which may be incurred - where withholding taxes are due on delegate fees, such taxes are to be borne by the delegate.

The ECA Subscriber price is reserved exclusively for representatives of organisations who subscribe to ECA's Country Reports at the time when registration for the training course occurs. If you are not sure if your organisations subscribe to ECA's Country Reports, please contact your Account Manager or

  • Early Bird ECA subscriber price - SGD 745.00
  • Early Bird Non-subscriber price - SGD 970.00

Terms & Conditions

All cancellations must be made in writing. Substitute delegates may be registered at any time. Where a registration fee is applicable, the full fee will be charged for ALL cancellations received less than TWO weeks before the course start date and for no-shows on the day. If a discount rate is offered at the time of registration, the discount is only applicable for the course(s) booked and cannot be transferred to a later date. ECA reserves the right to alter the agenda, speakers, dates or venue at any time.


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