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HR Global Mobility for newly arrived HR GM staff and Relocation Professionals

Module 1 The World of Global Mobility

 

Learning objective: Understanding where the HR GM function comes from and why its environment and requirements are constantly changing

  • Globalisation and internationalisation of business activities

  • The dynamics of cross-border activities and the role of Human Resource Management (HR)

  • Identifying and understanding the various definitions of Global Mobility

  • The Influence of Megatrends and Events on Global Mobility

  • The organisational structure and positioning of the HR GM function within organisations

  • The different roles and responsibilities of HR GM: from an admin cost centre to a strategic advisor

Module 2 HR Global Mobility Core Competencies

 

Learning objective: Enhancing competencies you need to thrive in Global Mobility

  • Intercultural communication:

    • What is culture, and what are cultural dimensions 

    • What is the impact of culture on communication 

    • Which competencies do you need to reconcile cultural differences

    • Problem-solving and conflict management

  • Building the HR GM Framework:

    • The different framework components

    • Matching drivers of the assignment and types of mobility, policies, and compensation approaches

    • Administration, processes, technology, data analysis

    • Cost projection and return on investment.

  • Initiating the assignment

    • Advising and managing an assignment

    • The workflow checklist

    • The assignment cycle

    • Communicating compliance, cost, care and career

Module 3 Principles and Practice of International Labour Law

 

Learning objective: Understanding and gaining insights into

  • Employment in a global context

  • The concept of employer: the formal, material and economic approach

  • The international scope of national labour law

  • How to determine which labour law regime applies and how to deal with conflicting regimes

  • The termination, secondment, suspension, dual employment construction

  • Matching constructions and type of assignment

  • Non-compliance risks and consequences

  • Drafting employment contracts, assignment agreements, and service contracts.

Module 4 Principles and Practice of Corporate lmmigration 

 

Learning objective: Understanding and gaining insights into

  • The nature of visa and work/ residence permits from a corporate perspective

  • Profiling persons for exemption

  • Profiling activities for exemption

  • Profiling simplified application procedures

  • Special visa and permits: NAFTA, Mercosur, APEC Card, ESTA, EU ICT permit, European Blue card, Van der Elst, Orange Carpet Visa Facility

  • The Corporate Immigration Compliance Policy

  • Key traps and challenges in practice, non-compliance risks and consequences.

Module 5 Principles and Practice of International Income Taxation

 

Learning objective: Understanding and gaining insights into

  • The concept of Corporate and Personal Income Taxation

  • What is meant by Fiscal Residence, Employer, Permanent Establishment, Tax sourcing, Avoiding double taxation

  • Double tax avoidance

  • Allocation rules and tax treaties

  • Tax Liability, withholding obligation and reporting obligation

  • Administrative obligations of a withholding agent

  • The role of the HR GM professional

  • Key traps and challenges in practice, non-compliance risks and consequences.

Module 6 Principles and Practice of International Social Security

 

Learning objective: Understanding and gaining insights into

  • Social Security in a National and International context

  • Allocation of social security rights and obligations: the determination rules

  • Assignments within the EUR/EEA/Switzerland area

  • Assignments between bilateral treaty countries

  • The international health care insurance and determination rules

  • Key traps and challenges in practice, non-compliance risks and consequences.

Module 7 Principles and Practice of international payroll  

 

Learning objective: Understanding and gaining insights into

  • Payroll record requirements: setup, withholding, declaration, payment

  • Tax requirements: Setup in Payroll, Payslips, Annual Income Statements, Wage Statements

  • Wage Tax: Payroll Tax Brackets, Wage Tax Credits, Special Tax Rates

  • Payroll Processes & Systems, global payroll, shadow payroll, split payroll, and hypo tax

  • Key traps and challenges in practice, non-compliance risks and consequences.

Module 8 The Future of HR Global Mobility

 

Learning objective: Understanding and gaining insights into

  • Understanding internal and external HR GM stakeholders and reconciling their interests

  • The employee experience

    • Phases of the assignment experience

    • Assignee concerns regarding housing, safety and security, dual career, education, repatriation, succession

    • The spouse experience, partner support, dual career

    • Repatriation and succession planning.

The course consists of three components:

  1. The Test Yourself Routine: Ongoing repetition and testing of your knowledge;

  2. The Educate Yourself Modules: Online Self-study;

  3. In-person classes at the Expatise Academy.

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