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Managing the International Assignment Process: From Selection Through Repatriation

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Managing the International Assignment Process: From Selection Through Repatriation
By Roger Herod

2009, 45 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-58644-150-0
SHRMStore Item #: 61.15507

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The success of any global mobility program depends on a series of complex and interlinked processes. To this end, Managing the International Assignment Process provides a comprehensive overview of the critical aspects and issues of managing global mobility programs. It describes the key principles and latest best practices involved in the effective management of critical processes such as selection, assignment planning, relocation services, family support, career and repatriation planning, and establishing metrics to assess assignment results.

How successful companies integrate and manage these practices is highlighted in the book by the latest competitive data from ORC's 2008 Worldwide Survey of International Assignment Policies and Practices.

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

  • Benchmarking International Assignment Programs: Assessing Overall Effectiveness
  • 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
  • Short-Term International Assignments: Implementing Effective Policies

 Praise for the Book

"Cutting edge practices, solid statistical grounding, and an approachable style make Managing the International Assignment Process a must for both entering practitioners and for those who've been in the field for years." -- Lance Jensen Richards, GPHR, SPHR, Senior Director & Global Practice Leader, Human Resources Consulting, Kelly Services, Inc.
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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



Global Mobility Strategy

Key Processes



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