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Short-term Assignments Survey


  Survey closed   Date: 6 May 2019 - 24 May 2019   Published: August 2019

No longer simply an "alternative" assignment type, short-term international assignments are evolving to become an essential means of moving talent for a wide range of purposes. Typically lasting between 30 days and 12 months, short-term assignments can be defined as being longer than business trips but shorter than traditional long-term assignments.

This survey looks at how leading global organisations use these assignments to deliver diverse objectives and manage, pay and track their short-term assignees.

Participants receive a free report of the results, enabling them to compare and align their approach with best practice in the industry.

The survey covers the following areas of short-term assignment management:

  • Calculation and delivery of salary and allowances
  • Managing the cost of subsistence items, including per diems and/or COLA
  • Housing and other benefits provision
  • Tracking and compliance
  • How policies are adapted to support different objectives and mobility patterns
  • What happens when assignments end, or are extended
  • Latest trends and common challenges

Who is it open to?

Anyone working in global mobility or elsewhere who has responsibility for the management or administration of short-term international assignments.