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The International HR Practitioner (IHRP)

Please note: Our course is currently only being delivered in Singapore. Please email our Events team to indicate your interest in future courses and we will contact you as soon as dates have been determined.

This two-day training course provides a comprehensive insight into both the theory and practical elements of managing international assignments. Incorporating workshops and discussions, the course begins with the fundamentals of expatriate management and looks at the day-to-day challenges faced by international HR practitioners.

The International HR Practitioner (IHRP) equips participants with the skills and knowledge required to manage their companies' mobility programme with maximum efficiency, and the confidence to critically evaluate assignment policies. Many of our clients use the IHRP as a formal part of the induction process for new members of their mobility teams.

To maximise the learning and networking opportunity, attendance is limited to three places per company. ECA's training can also be delivered in-house and tailored to meet objectives.

Who should attend?

This course is designed as an introduction or refresher for anyone involved in the practical administration of international assignment policy and salary calculations. A Certificate of Attendance is awarded upon completion.

This has definitely been the most interesting, informative, useful and practical course I have attended. Excellent from start to finish, thank you!

- HR Practitioner, AIB Group


Agenda - Day one
Introduction and course objectives
Understanding assignment objectives 
-  Main types of employee mobility
Assignment selection and preparation
Contracts of employment
- Employment structures
- Assignment letter
- Choice of law and jurisdiction
Salary systems for long-term assignments
-  Host-based approach
-  Host plus
Typical assignment benefits and delivery
Agenda - Day two
Salary systems for long-term assignments:
- Home-based approach
- Host vs Home comparison
Managing tax and social security issues
- Tax issues relating to long-term assignments
- Determination of residence
- Social security
- Tax equalisation and tax protection
- Hypothetical tax
Cost projection
Changing patterns of mobility:
- Business trips
- Short-term assignments
- Remote working assignments
- Unaccompanied assignments
- Permanent transfers
- Virtual assignments