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Author Archives: L. Sean Raney

Sean is vice president, International Assignment Compensation Services. Sean has more than 27 years of experience in a multitude of global mobility positions.

The Cartus International Quick Cost Projection Tool | Better Than Ever

You need to assign an employee to an important managerial position in Brazil. You’re considering candidates from offices in Australia, California and the United Kingdom. How do you make the most cost-effective decision?
The Cartus International Quick Cost Projection Tool was designed with this purpose in mind. Run any number of “what if” scenarios to compare the cost of moving potential candidates to and from locations around the world.

It Costs How Much? Managing Expenses After You’ve Sent Your Employee on Assignment

For more than a decade, many global organizations have completed sometype of cost projection before sending an employee on assignment; in fact, according to several 2011 surveys, between 50 and 86% of companies use cost projections. But after that valuable exercise has been completed at the beginning of an assignment, there is typically a dramatic drop-off in the number of firms that continue to track actual costs and reset budgets based on them; in fact, only about 33% do so.
At the National Foreign Trade Council’s Annual International Human Resources Forum held in New York on 14 & 15 July, I [...] Read More

Five Reasons Why Split Pay Can Benefit Companies and Their International Assignees

Anyone who reads the various relocation-related industry magazines will notice a recent rash of articles related to split pay – its definitions, options, pitfalls, etc. As much as I’d like to address all of these topics, let’s just focus on why using a split payroll can benefit companies sending employees on international assignments.
In the 2010 Cartus Global Mobility Policy & Practices Survey, we see that 56% of clients currently use home-based compensation, 18% use host country, 24% use split pay, and 8% use a headquarters-based pay scheme. This is approximately a 10% rise in split pay compared with our 2007 [...] Read More

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