Working in the field of expatriate compensation is extremely complex. Designing and administering appropriate pay levels and rewards for a globally mobile workforce present multi-faceted difficulties and challenges for all organisations and international consultants. Not only must we deal with the technical exercise of calculating and equating quality-of-life standards for mobile employees, but we must also address the psychological issues of transferring employees from one culture to another sometimes vastly different one. There is a lot at stake here: from an organisational productivity and cost perspective all the way through to employee performance and motivation. Without question, successfully addressing and resolving all of the quantitative and qualitative issues and concerns with mobility are what separates premier global human resources professionals from the average players.

Dr Bussin’s latest book, Expatriate Compensation, is an aggregation of his extensive experiences working in the field. He and his cadre of expert authors comprehensively cover every aspect of dealing successfully with international assignments and the mobile employee: from the reasons to go global to setting appropriate market-based pay rates, tax implications, recognising and rewarding performance and dealing with employee motivational issues. Moreover, Dr Bussin has the gift of taking this very complex subject matter and distilling it so that it can be easily understood and absorbed. Indeed, all of the information in the book is presented in a practical, straightforward,and real-world manner.

The contents include:

  1. Expatriate assignment approaches
  2. Fringe benefits
  3. Career management of expatriates
  4. Job pricing
  5. Expatriate reward models
  6. Cost-of-living data, expatulator and calculations
  7. Taxation and the expatriate
  8. Performance management
  9. How to retain Your expatriates
  10. Trendsetting solutions in an increasingly mobile world
  11. Repatriation and reintegration
  12. Expatriate management systems
  13. Critical success factors