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The International HR Practitioner (IHRP)


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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, 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
Contracts of employment
- Employment structures
- Assignment letter
- Choice of law and jurisdiction

Venue Details

Hilton Singapore Orchard
333 Orchard Road

For a location map, please click here.


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
Sign up before the 7 April 2023 to benefit from a 15% discount. Prices will rise from
SGD 1 540 to SGD 1 815 for ECA subscribers and 1 830 to SGD 2 155 for non-subscribers.

2) Grow your expertise - discounts for multiple course attendance

Complete either of our two in-person training courses and receive 10% discount off the second course that you attend. Discount % applies to the price advertised at time of registration.

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 1540.00
  • Early Bird Non-subscriber price - SGD 1830.00

Terms & Conditions

All cancellations must be made in writing. Substitute delegates may be registered at any time. The full course fee will automatically be charged for cancellations received less than TWO weeks before the start date of the course and for non-attendance. An invoice associated with your attendance may not be issued prior to the course. Attendance is expected unless you cancel your registration (subject to the aforementioned limitations) even if the invoice has not been received by you or paid prior to the commencement of the course.

Covid-19 Precautions

Any protocols which may be in place to limit the transmission of Covid-19 will be followed during the session. Please note, speakers will not wear masks during their presentations. We reserve the right to postpone or cancel this event if deemed a necessary precaution, however if we do so in response to the Covid-19 situation, delegates can withdraw their registration with no penalty.

Please note: While we will take reasonable precautions, each delegate attends at their own risk and we do not accept any liability over and above our relevant legal responsibilities.


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