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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.

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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