The relocation money mystery

Since so few employers measure ROI of global assignments, it’s difficult to know if money is being spent wisely sending employees overseas
By Stephen Cryne
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/23/2012

As the working population in many developed nations marches toward retirement, the need for greater workforce mobility is on the rise. One-third of companies expect international assignments to increase in 2012, according to a survey of Canadian companies earlier this year by the Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC).

Transnational companies require a global workforce that can respond to business challenges and opportunities. They have to have the right people in the right place at the right time. But is money being put to the best use when companies send employees overseas?

The simple answer: We don’t really know.