HR New Growth Agenda: Become More Effective by Enhancing a Mobile Workforce

by Marillyn Tefft, Senior Researcher 6. May 2013 11:04

Justifiable cost-of-living analysis and reports make mobility attractive to key talent while demonstrating HR and mobility professionals’ value to the business.  There are a variety of approaches to calculating cost-of-living adjustments, and it is important for professionals to provide consistent estimates that satisfy corporate mobility policy goals, address cost containment, and result in a successful temporary assignment or relocation.

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The Evolving World of Global Mobility – Interesting Trends from Three Surveys

by Marillyn Tefft, Senior Researcher 13. March 2013 10:09

Global mobility continues to get more complex as world economies revive. ERI collects cost-of-living data for over 3,000 international locations; thus, we regularly assess, monitor, and track trends from consulting firms and survey results.  

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Housing Recovery Raises Expectations for Relocation Recovery

by Marillyn Tefft, Senior Researcher 5. March 2013 16:13

The keystone in the acceptance of a relocation offer frequently centers on the cost-of-living differential for housing between locations. The U.S. average home price in ERI’s Relocation Assessor dataset reversed from negative to positive in our April 2013 release. Approximately 65% of the over 7,000 locations where we collect home sales data in the U.S. are now trending positive.

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Local Housing Data Leads to More Accurate COL Differentials

by Marillyn Tefft, Senior Researcher 28. February 2013 13:24

Whether you are calculating the relocation of a specific individual or developing your organization’s relocation policies, only using Metropolitan Statisical Area level housing data may not provide the most accurate cost-of-living differentials.

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Dealing With Domestic Mobility Tax Issues

by Marillyn Tefft, Senior Researcher 3. December 2012 14:15

HR and mobility professionals are long accustomed to managing the potential tax intricacies surrounding global business travel and assignments.  It may come as a surprise that mobile domestic workers can encounter similar complexities when conducting business outside of their resident state in the U.S. 

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