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The International HR Practitioner



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 and assignment conditions
Home or host-based contract of employment
Assignee selection, preparation and relocation
Home-based approach in detail:
-  When, why and what are the results?
-  Spendable tables, cost of living indices and allowances
-  Creating and presenting the build-up calculation
-  Tax and social security equalisation
Host-based approach in detail:
-  When, why and what are the results?
-  Sourcing and referencing host data
-  Provision of allowances
-  Local plus method
Assignment benefits:
-  Typical provision
-  Benefits-in-kind or allowances?
Different types of assignment:
-  Business trips
-  Commuter assignments
-  Permanent transfers
-  Short-term assignments
Agenda - Day two
Select country, dual and hybrid approaches:
-  Variations on basic systems – when, why and what are the results?
Managing tax and social security issues:
-  Tax issues for long-term assignments
-  Determination of residence
-  Hypothetical tax
-  Tax protection or equalisation
-  Social security
Bonus payments for international assignments
Cost projections in detail
Conducting salary reviews*:
-  Catalysts and managing exceptional situations
Delivery of pay and payroll issues*
-  Repatriation
-  Localisation
-  Onward transfer
*Not included in The IHRP courses delivered in Asia.

Venue Details

ECA International
16 Great Queen Street
London WC2B 5DG

For a location map, please see here.


19-20 September 2017

Timings for both days:

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


The registration fee includes comprehensive course documentation as well as refreshments and lunch on both days.

  • ECA subscriber price - GBP 1100.00
  • Non-subscriber price - GBP 1360.00

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.