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The International HR Practitioner (IHRP) - Singapore



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
Assignment selection, preparation and relocation
Salary systems for long-term assignments
-  Host-based approach
-  Local plus
-  Home-based approach
-  Host vs Home comparison
Other remuneration approaches*:
-  Hybrid approach
-  Select country approach
Salary reviews and delivery of pay*
Agenda - Day two
Typical assignment benefits and delivery
Projecting long-term assignment costs
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
Changing patterns of mobility:
-  Short-term assignments
-  Commuter
-  Business trip and extended business trip
-  Permanent Transfer
Contracts of employment
- Employment structures
- Assignment letter
- Choice of law and jurisdiction
*In Asia, this subject is covered on the Managing Compensation for Mobile Employees course.

Venue Details

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


Timings for both days:

08:45-09:00  Registration
09:00-17:00  The International HR Practitioner

Refreshments and lunch are provided on both days.


Take advantage of our discount offers for you!

(1) Early Bird discount - 15% off the standard fee if you book by 23 September 2018
Prices will rise after 23 September from SGD 1285 to SGD 1510 for ECA subscribers, and SGD 1605 to SGD 1890 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.

  • Early Bird ECA subscriber price - SGD 1285.00
  • Early Bird Non-subscriber price - SGD 1605.00

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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