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December
2014
Cost of living

Sampling ECA’s research: Myanmar

For companies sending employees into any location, numerous questions will arise. When that location has only recently opened up the difficulty is intensified – where are the benchmarks? Can the infrastructure cope? Where can we get up-to-date information? ECA has the answers!
December
2014
Salary management

Salary trends 2014/2015

Keeping an eye on how salaries are rising around the world is important for anyone managing expatriate pay and ECA’s Salary Trends Survey enables IHR to do just that. Research Analyst, Charlotte Harris, reports on this year’s findings.
December
2014
Cost of living

Cost of Living highlights

With a number of countries experiencing big inflation and currency movements in recent months here is an overview of some of the hotspots.
October
2014
Policy

Case study: Managing Global Mobility in Asia at AB SKF

Global manufacturing company, AB SKF, has been operating in Asia for over 100 years. Birgitta Söderberg, Director of HR Operations, shared insight into the company’s experiences of maintaining a mobility programme in the region at ECA’s Spotlight on Asia conference earlier this year.
October
2014
Policy

Managing short-term assignments

With short-term assignments on the rise how do companies manage pay for this assignment type and what are the issues? Josephine Woolley reports on findings from ECA’s latest policy survey.
October
2014
Software and systems

Report builder – build your own reports!

ECA has introduced exciting new, free functionality to its online reports – the ability for clients to build their own. Emily Tuite, Head of Communications at ECA, explains.
July
2014
Cost of living

Keeping track of your expatriates’ spending power in high inflation countries: ECA’s interim cost of living surveys

In countries where inflation is particularly high, ECA undertakes additional cost of living analysis so that companies can check that they continue to protect their expatriates’ spending power. However, high inflation does not always lead to an index leap as Steven Kilfedder, ECA’s Cost of Living and Remuneration Services Manager, explains.
July
2014
Policy

Writing an assignment agreement

An assignment agreement should be as detailed as possible if costly misunderstandings are to be avoided, says David Remedios, Head of Consultancy at ECA.
July
2014
Tax

Tax overview 2014

The tax landscape may be more stable this year than last but there are still a number of developments of note. Helen Boggis, ECA’s Tax Services Manager, takes a look.
July
2014
Cost of living

Cost of Living Survey March 2014 headlines

Where are the current hotspots in terms of cost of living for expatriates? Below is a roundup of highlights from our most recently published survey results.
July
2014
Cost of living

Multi-sourcing – ECA’s approach to providing accurate data!

ECA international data researchers, field researchers and expatriates all help to inform our cost of living data so that it is reliable and robust. ECA’s Josephine Woolley gives an overview of this unique multisource approach.
June
2014
Salary management

6 questions ECA's MyExpatriate Market Pay reports will answer - free!

ECA’s annual MyExpatriate Market Pay Survey is now open. Read on to find out how taking part in the survey will give you access to unique, free reports that will help you answer the questions you, your management and your expatriates are asking about expatriate pay packages!
April
2014
Cost of living

Getting the most from your index

To help IHR managers implement effective cost of living allowances, Ross Geeves, Senior Research Analyst at ECA, provides insight into the impact and usage of different index types and expenditure groups.
April
2014
Policy

How relocation provision affects assignment success

Barry Rodin, ECA’s Chief Economist, shares some headline results from ECA’s recent survey undertaken to help companies see how their international relocation benefits provision compares.
April
2014
Case study

Meet Michael – new Vice President at ECA’s New York office

After 11 years heading up ECA's New York office Lauren Smith is retiring and new recruit Michael Witkowski will be bringing his client-side International HR experience to the role. Michael spoke to ECA’s Josephine Woolley while he was in London for a two-week induction.
February
2014
Software and systems

Introducing our new accommodation tool!

Housing provision is one of the most expensive elements of an expatriate package. ECA’s new tool makes it easier for users to set and monitor policy to ensure it remains appropriate yet cost efficient across all your expatriate locations. ECA’s Josephine Woolley explains.
February
2014
Policy

Getting your expatriate housing policy right

The launch of ECA’s Accommodation tool is an apt moment to revisit factors companies need to consider when devising a cost-effective yet suitable approach to setting expatriate housing allowances. Andrea Duxbury, Senior Consultant at ECA, takes a look.
February
2014
Allowances

Accommodation Survey 2013/2014 highlights

ECA's Accommodation reports have just been updated. Accommodation Services Manager, Alec Smith, shares some of the rental trend highlights observed this survey.
January
2014
Allowances

After the revolutions - difficult environments for expatriates

Revolution and reform don’t always lead to stability – or lower hardship allowances. Senior Research Analyst, Neil Ashman, explains why in his review of the major events last year affecting ECA’s latest Location ratings scores.
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