Would you have predicted that London and Montevideo would be within a few places of each other? A lack of cultural awareness could easily lead to this conclusion. An interesting read for anyone involved in the mobilisation and assessment of assignment preparedness of staff around the globe.
“Heightened domestic and global security threats, population displacement resulting from violence, and social unrest in key business centres around the world are all elements adding to the complex challenge facing multinational companies when analysing the safety and health of their expatriate workforces,” said Ilya Bonic, Senior Partner and president of Mercer’s Talent business. “Multinational companies need accurate data and objective methods to determine the cost implications of deteriorating living standards and personal safety issues when compensating expatriates.”