AECOM and its approach to mobility

By |2017-01-19T20:22:48+11:00May 20th, 2016|Case Studies|

AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — AECOM serves clients in over 150 countries. AECOM provides a blend [...]

Lump Sum Expatriate Payments – a ‘Self-Service’ blessing or curse?

By |2017-01-19T20:22:51+11:00May 13th, 2016|Allowances, Compliance, Mobility, Policy, Remuneration|

A growing trend in expatriate mobility is a ‘lump sum payment’ approach to address the plethora of costs and burdens that international assignees face. Essentially a company makes a cash payment to the expatriate in lieu of the company organising and paying for relocation services on the employee’s behalf. In theory this practice sounds inviting [...]

Getting it right the first time

By |2017-01-19T20:22:51+11:00May 13th, 2016|Compliance, Immigration, Mobility|

On 1st June 2013, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (previously known as the DIAC) introduced some legislative amendments to application criteria for migrant worker visas. The most common of these – the 457 visa – was also subject to a rise in application processing costs of almost 400% as part of the overall [...]

Employee Mobility Down Under

By |2017-01-19T20:22:53+11:00May 12th, 2016|Compliance, Immigration, Mobility, Tax|

During the past year, Australian business has been affected by changes to immigration policy, tax legislation and economic flux. These factors have had a significant impact on employee mobility in Australia. New immigration policies have increased the cost and duration of visa application. Tim Denney, Managing Director at Berry Appleman & Leiden asserts that there [...]

China & Australia – Similar Employee Mobility Challenges

By |2017-01-19T20:22:53+11:00May 11th, 2016|Benchmarking, Cultural Diversity, Mobility, Policy|

By Julie Yuen, Toll Transitions  I recently attended the Worldwide Employee Relocation Council (ERC) Conference in Shanghai on March 19-20, which focused on Talent Mobility in APAC. Worldwide ERC is the recognised association on global mobility concentrating on the forces and changes that shape the movement of employees within and across borders. The conference attracted [...]

International Business Travel: Risky Business?

By |2017-01-19T20:22:53+11:00May 11th, 2016|Business Travellers, Compliance, Immigration|

Business visitor current landscape The business visitor visa continues to top the list as one of the trickiest and highest areas of risk in the global mobility world (alongside mergers and acquisitions and contract/project type arrangements from an immigration law perspective) and concerns relating to it continue to grow and cause havoc. Along with the [...]