Numerous gains to be found in outsourcing assignment management

Can provide greater insight, transparency, accountability and ROI
By Tim McCarney
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/25/2012

A robust international assignment program is critical for any company hoping to expand its global reach, develop and train future leaders, and optimize its talent retention strategy.

But international assignments also bring compliance concerns as they require specialized knowledge that often can’t be found in thinly stretched HR, payroll and tax departments.

Add to that an increased desire to meet the expectations of a new generation of employees — through alternatives to traditional expatriate assignments, such as commuter assignments, rotational assignments and extended business travel — and it’s easy to see how tricky the management of these functions has become.