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


Module 1 The World of Global Mobility

Learning objective: Understanding where the GM function comes from and why its implementation is constantly changing

  • Globalisation and internationalization 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 GM function within organisations
  • The different roles and responsibilities of GM: from admin cost center to strategic advisor


Module 2 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 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 an international 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 GM professional
  • Key traps and challenges in practice, non-compliance risks and consequences.


Module 6 Principles and practice of international Social Security & Pension

Learning objective: Understanding of and gaining insights into

  • Social security (incl. pension) 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
  • International pension plans
  • Employee benefits and private insurance schemes
  • Repairing non-compliance and the social security compliance policy
  • 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
  • Exchange rates, inflation, conversion rules
  • Gross to net and net to gross calculations
  • Payroll Processes & Systems, global payroll, shadow payroll, split payroll, and hypotax
  • Insightful control for international assignees, technology & wage types, 
  • Customerization leading to employee centricity
  • Repairing non/compliance in payroll.
  • Key traps and challenges in practice, non-compliance risks and consequences.


Module 8 The Future of Global Mobility

Learning objective: Understanding of and gaining insights into

  • Understanding internal and external 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
    • Duty of care and psychological contract.
    • Financial planning and private insurance schemes
    • Repatriation and succession planning
  • Setting-up and managing a global, digital team
  • Managing GM projects
  • Coaching and consulting clients
    • Techniques on coaching, consulting, delivering bad news, negotiating
    • Analyzing cases
    • Conduct briefings.

Tuition fee 

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

This includes:

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

Additionally, the participant can opt for extension of this program with 6 live webinars (duration 1 hour): € 210.

VAT will be applied where appropriate.


Multiple purchase discounts 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 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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