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Benchmarking International Assignment Programs: Assessing Overall Effectiveness

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Benchmarking International Assignment Programs: Assessing Overall Effectiveness
By Roger Herod

2009, 30 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-586-44144-9
SHRMStore Item #: 61.15506

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A PDF version e-book is also available through Independent Publishers Group.

Benchmarking International Assignment Programs addresses the issues involved in benchmarking assignment policies against external competitive practice and the equally critical need to obtain internal feedback on the program from both the managers and the assignees. The importance of balancing the results of both types of benchmarking is a major theme of the book.

The book describes the latest and most effective methods involved in comparing assignment policies and the costs of those policies against those of other companies -- whom to benchmark against and how to go about it. In addition, Benchmarking International Assignment Programs also outlines various approaches that can be used to assess the satisfaction levels of expatriates and managers -- what types of survey approaches can be used and how to interpret and present the results.

This other titles in SHRM's Global HR Management Series are

  • Expatriate Compensation Strategies: Applying Alternative Approaches
  • Expatriate Compensation: The Balance Sheet Approach
  • Global Compensation and Benefits: Developing Policies for Local Nationals
  • International Assignment Programs: Tackling the Critical Issues
  • Managing the International Assignment Process: From Selection Through Repatriation
  • Short-Term International Assignments: Implementing Effective Policies

 Praise for the Book

"Roger Herod shares his tremendous experience in this smart, fast, comprehensive, and effective book about how to assess your international assignment programs. This highly valuable read will help you to maintain your competitive edge." -- Thomas Belker, SPHR, GPHR, Managing Director Human Resources, OBI Group Holding
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 About the Author


Roger Herod, SPHR, is a Principal with Mercer, based in Chicago. He carries out a wide range of global projects for major multinational clients in the United States and Europe, particularly focused on global compensation, benefits, and mobility issues.

Herod has held senior-level international human resources positions since 1974, working extensively in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Asia, as well as having lived in the U.K., Belgium, Switzerland, and, at present, the United States. He has worked for such leading companies as Procter & Gamble, General Foods, R.J. Reynolds, and Campbell Soup, where he was Vice President, HR for Campbell Soup's International Division. A graduate of Manchester University in the U.K., he is a Chartered Fellow of the U.K. Institute of Personnel Management and Development.

Herod, who has served on the Board of Directors of SHRM's HR Certification Institute, has been extensively involved in the development of the GPHR certification program and has spoken at a wide range of seminars and conferences. He is also the editor of the International Human Resources Guide, and has had articles published in various journals, including Benefits and Compensation International and Mobility.


 Table of Contents

Internal Benchmarking
Balancing External and Internal Survey Results


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