Local plus: an alternative to traditional expatriate packages

Instead of attracting employees for international assignments with an expatriate package, more and more companies are opting for a so called “Local Plus” package i.e. compensation package comparable to local employees + additional benefits such as housing, transportation, education (e.g. internal schools) and health benefits.

This infographic based on Mercer’s Alternative International Assignments Policies and Practices Survey report tells you all about it.

Source: Mercer

Expat explorer survey 2014: Expats at a glace



Interesting infographic which is the result of an online survey with 9.288 expats from 100 countries showing that:

47% have been expat on multiple occasions

38% move abroad to improve job prospects

Switzerland is ranks as overall top location

Read more about it by clicking the image

Source: HSBC

Expat life: not always a smooth ride…

Often Expat life is viewed as a holiday like experience by others. However Expat life is not always a smooth ride. There are many problems an expatriate family can run into.

This Infographic gives an overview of some of these problem-areas. We post it not with the intention to discourage you but rather to inform. Reading it might help you to gain some inside and in some cases it might help to avoid problems.

Expat Life: Not Always A Smooth Ride!

Source: Ute’s Expat Lounge