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Whether you're a global mobility professional or an assignee, you will have most likely heard of COLA. But what actually is it, and how is it calculated?

Cost of Living indices are an invaluable tool for global mobility teams. However, when indices are updated to reflect changes in living costs between two locations, assignees may have questions about the updates.

Women are estimated to make up 40% of the workforce globally, but the average proportion of women in the mobile workforce is considerably smaller than this. Ahead of International Women's Day on 8 March, we look at why this is.

In our latest Mobility Basics post we examine the host-based approach to paying expatriate salaries, looking at when and why it should be used.

Monitoring salary trends around the world is important for managing pay for your both local and internationally mobile employees. Here we report on the key findings from this year's Salary Trends Survey.

UK professionals are expected to receive a 1.1 percent real salary increase in 2020, equating to approximately £334.62pa on average.

The average real salary increase in China is forecast to be 3.6% above inflation in 2020, down slightly from 3.7% in 2019.

The average real salary increase in Hong Kong is forecast to be 1.4% above inflation in 2020, up from 1.0% in 2019.

The average real salary increase in Singapore is forecasted to be 3.0% in 2020, down from 3.3% in 2019.

Global mobility professionals are increasingly looking at different ways to compensate their expatriate populations. One method that often attracts a lot of attention is the local-plus approach.