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 implementation is 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 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, compensation approaches, pay delivery methods
    • Impact of exchange rate and inflation fluctuations
    • 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 of 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 solve conflict of laws
  • The termination, secondment, suspension, dual employment construction
  • Matching constructions and type of assignment
  • Reporting obligations
  • Non-compliance risks and consequences
  • Drafting an employment contract, assignment agreement, service contracts.


Module 4 Principles and practice of Corporate lmmigration 

Learning objective: Understanding of 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 of 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 of 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
  • National social security schemes
  • Key traps and challenges in practice, non-compliance risks and consequences.


Module 7 Principles and practice of international payroll  

Learning objective: Understanding of 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 hypotax
  • Key traps and challenges in practice, non-compliance risks and consequences.


Module 8 The Future of HR Global Mobility

Learning objective: Understanding of 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

Tuition fee 

The regular tuition fee amounts to €1,950 per participant. 

This includes:

  • 12-month license to the use of the online HR Global Mobility certification course © by Expatise Publishers;
    • video/ audio lessons
    • Q&A tests
    • MemoTraining
    • topical libraries
    • peer communities
  • 12-month license to the use of the MemoTrainerApp © ANewSpring;
  • a digital copy of the Expatise Handbook for HR Global Mobility Professionals © by Expatise Publishers;
  • Certification & EC-registration, membership of the Expatise Alumni Network.

VAT will be applied where appropriate.


Multiple purchase discounts are available. Please contact

FIDI and Expatise affiliates enjoy €200 discount per participant.

Please note that combining discounts is not possible. We only apply the discount that is most favourable to the participant. 


Participants who successfully complete the course earn the ECLevel2 credential. This internationally-recognized certification is a formal recognition by Expatise partners that the participant has demonstrated a proficiency within, and comprehension of the Global Mobility environment and helps validate the level of expertise and experience of HR GM professionals and improve employability.


The content of this online training as well as the look and feel of the learning environment can be customized according to the needs and wishes of the customer in question.

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