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2023 ‘wrapped’: top blog posts of the year

With 2024 just around the corner, the moment provides an opportunity for reflection on the year just gone, and 2023 has certainly been a turbulent one for businesses, employees, and global mobility alike.

In such uncertain and ever-evolving times, and as lots of you have kindly told us, our blog has been a trusted, easily accessible resource for many in mobility across the world.

Here we've rounded up the most popular blog posts from this year. This list tells a story of people looking for support and pointers on how to approach key industry challenges, as well as how to embrace technology to transform the management of their mobility programmes.

The economic and political turbulence looks set to continue long into 2024, as will the trends in ways of working and the employment of tech that are driving rapid change in global mobility. Via our blog we'll keep offering insightful and topical content to help you navigate these issues and more. To make best use of this free and comprehensive resource, make sure you are signed up to follow the ECA blog and have opted-in to receive emails from us.

Please let us know if there are any topics you’d like us to cover over the coming months, or of course if you’d like to talk to us about any specific global mobility issues. We'll be back in 2024 with more content to help you and your GM programme thrive!

20 ways to reduce cost

20 ways to reduce the cost of your global mobility programme

Controlling costs is always a significant challenge for GM, but global inflation has increased cost pressures on mobility programmes. To help, we have put together a list identifying 20 areas where there may be savings to be made.

Chat GPT

How can AI help global mobility? An interview with ChatGPT

Following the launch of ChatGPT by OpenAI late last year, there is a huge buzz around AI-driven solutions. To gain insight into this latest trend, we had an informative conversation with ChatGPT on global mobility to find out what all the fuss is about.

Assignment lifecycle

Mobility Basics: The assignment lifecycle [infographic]

We have created a great visual to illustrate the entire journey of a typical, long-term assignment lifecycle, highlighting the diverse and exciting nature of global mobility's responsibilities. Use it to promote internal awareness of all that you do!

System integrations

Connecting the dots: The power of seamless system integrations

System integrations and APIs have become increasingly popular - and common! - in assignment management systems over the past few years but, unless you are a tech specialist, discussing them can feel daunting. In this blog, we explain in simple terms how integrations work and the many benefits they can bring to GM teams.


Mobility Basics: How to calculate hypotax

Tax equalisation allows employees on assignment to effectively pay the same amount of tax they would have if they had remained at home. In this blog post we explain how to calculate this figure, known as hypothetical tax (or 'hypotax').

International Remote Working

What is international remote working?

This blog post addresses the concept of international remote working and the different ways in which companies are currently utilising it. You can also link through to the rest of the series focusing on international remote working, exploring compliance issues, salary and benefits considerations, and if it's the right fit for your organisation.

Sustainable Global Mobility

Overcome the inherent obstacles in making Global Mobility sustainable

A hugely important but challenging topic, it's encouraging to see this blog post on sustainability resonated with so many of you. Here we explore the barriers to achieving sustainability in global mobility and suggest ways to kick-start or reinforce your company's sustainability journey.

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