Unraveling comp, benefits for expatriates

International survey investigates compensation and benefits policies for workers in foreign countries
By Margaret Sim and Liam Dixon
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/07/2008

Effective international assignment policies lay the groundwork for success when sending workers to a foreign country. The culture and organizational background of a company, and its history of international assignments, can affect the management of international assignment programs.

Companies can either tailor the compensation and benefits of an employee on assignment to a particular region or try to keep all compensation and benefits consistent for employees at home and on assignment.

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