The course consists of the following modules:
Module 1: The Global Mobility Function
Course objective: Insight into the dynamics of cross-border activities and internationalisation strategies, developments in the role that Human Resource Management fulfils within that framework, the positioning of the HR GM function within a centralized versus decentralized organisation and the changing role of the Global Mobility Function. Understanding trends and being able to classify international assignments according to the drivers, assignment types, compensation and policy approaches, roles and responsibilities, compliance and enforcement of compliance requirements. Understanding the role and function of third-party providers. Being able to design the international assignment business case, manage stakeholders´ expectations and integrate the assignment in succession planning.
Module 2: International Labour Law
Course objective general: Knowing what Labour Law entails and understanding how national systems/ jurisdictions relate to each other in an international context. Knowing the systematics regarding the determination of which Labour Law jurisdiction applies and knowing the risks and consequences for the application and execution of the labour conditions if it appears that another jurisdiction needs to be applied. Knowing which assignment constructions exist in practice and to which situations they can be applied.
Course objective Focus on the world: Insight into similarities and differences between jurisdictions of the focus countries (a selection of countries based on the preference of the participants) and understanding of the consequences relating to deployment in those countries.
Module 3: Labour Migration Law
Course objective general: Insight into actual and expected migration flows, global trends and impediments in the field of labour migration in general and compliance requirements in particular. Insight into challenges with accompanying family members (such as same-sex couples, adopted children, children of divorced parents, accompanying children coming of age, work permit for accompanying partner). Insight into pitfalls and risks and knowledge of the consequences of non-compliance. Insight into coherence between Labour Law and Labour Migration Law.
Course objective Focus on the world: Knowing how EU legislation influences labour migration in focus countries (a selection of countries based on the preference of the participants) and the various profiles that can be distinguished. Insight into the most important compliance obligations with accompanying pitfalls and risks and knowledge of the consequences of non-compliance.
Module 4: International Taxation over Wages
Course objective general: Understanding the concept of Fiscal Residence, Employer, Permanent Establishment, Tax Equalization, Tax Protection, Cost Allocation. Understanding how national jurisdictions relate to each other in a cross-border deployment situation. Knowing the systematics regarding avoidance of double taxation and the accompanying obligations for the employer. Understanding how Tax Treaties work. Insight into the coherence between Labour Law, Immigration Law and Tax Law.
Course objective Focus on the world: Insight into similarities and differences between the Tax Treaties of focus countries (a selection of countries based on the preference of the participants). Understanding of the consequences of deployment in those countries with accompanying pitfalls and risk, as well as knowledge of the consequences of non-compliance.
Course objective Capita Selecta: Insight into cost reimbursement in various countries and the concept of taxable cross border income components, tax equalization and tax protection.
Module 5: International Social Security
Course objective general: Knowing what social security encompasses and understanding how national jurisdictions relate to each other in an international context. Knowing which rules to apply when dealing with cross-border deployment within the EU/EEA/Switzerland area. Knowing which rules to apply when dealing with cross-border deployment between Treaty countries. Insight into the consequences of mobility between third party countries.
Course objective Focus on the world: Insight into similarities and differences between systems of focus countries (a selection of countries based on the preference of the participants) and understanding the consequences for deployment in those countries and accompanying pitfalls and risks, as well as knowledge of the consequences of non-compliance.
Course objective Interdisciplinary approach: Insight into the coherence between Labour Law, Immigration Law, Tax Law and Social Security.
Module 6: Psychological Contract & Intercultural competences
Course objective Expatriate Psychological Contract: Knowing what is meant by Psychological Contract in general and the Expatriate Psychological Contract in particular. Insight into the impact of perceived Psychological Contract Breach on the performance and engagement of expatriates, whether they are old or young, male or female.
Course objective Intercultural competences: Knowing what culture entails, how cultural differences manifest themselves, why it is important to deal with cultural differences and the characteristics and skills required for this.
Module 7: Strategic Global Mobility
Course objective Contract Management: Being able to identify the GM internal and external stakeholders. Understand the dynamics in the relation between the Global Mobility function and these stakeholders and being able to manage their expectations. Understand the importance of networking and collaboration with external service providers. Being capable of formulating the need for the service in question and efficiently managing.
Course objective Strategic Global Mobility: Understanding the changes in the GM environment and its impact on the GM function. How to identify opportunities, manage the implications and benefit from them. Being able to identify enablers and barriers. Being able to build the strategic Global Mobility business case.
Module 8: Return on Investment
Course objective: Being able to make the costs of an international assignment visible, build a business case and give a substantiated presentation of non-compliance risks, cost calculation, cost allocation proposal as well as being able to defend an alternative solution before the stakeholders. Being able to explain the policy and defend it before the assignee.
Examination & presentation of certificates
The course will be completed with a paper that needs to be defended before an exam committee consisting of prominent experts from the domain.