Global Mobility Policies: How to write an effective Core / Flex Policy?
Core/ Flex Policies are back. They were very popular at the end of the 90s and during the early years of the millenium but had disappeared due to mixed feedback from expatriates. Core/flex policies are now back, and this time I think the time is right for them to be successful. Why? Primarily because the relationship between the employer and expatriates has changed, and the digital revolution facilitates the implementation of such policies.
The relationship has changed since the employer is now required to provide immediate support satisfying the needs of the employees for the duration of the assignment. We are no longer managing lifelong expatriates; it is all about efficiency under a pre-defined budget.