HRO TODAY Oct 2013

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Relocation Transferring Talent International assignments continue to rise as providers keep a watchful eye on strategies for reducing cost. By Catherine Tooher As businesses continue to adapt to rapidly changing patterns of global market demand and emerging sources of supply, ensuring that talent is located where it is most needed is vital to taking full advantage of growth opportunities. Many companies rely on sending employees outside their home country on international assignments to transfer key skills and resources essential to driving their businesses forward. So how are companies working to increase the value of global mobility to their business? [82] HRO TODAY MAGAZINE | OCTOBER 2013 The 2013 Global Relocation Trends Survey from Brookfield Global Relocation Services reports the overall volume of international assignment activity is rising, with 54 percent of companies saying that the number of their international assignees increased last year. An increasingly complex global economy also means a growing number of destinations for assignments. "Companies continue to send international assignees to an ever more diverse

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