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Findings from the 2016 Global Assignment Policies and Practices Survey

Friday February 24, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
From KPMG TaxWatch

KPMG TaxWatch


Event Overview

If your organization is pursuing growth in new markets, having the right people on the ground is essential.  While attracting new talent in chosen markets is vital, leveraging your organization’s internal pool of experienced talent can be one of the best ways to achieve growth through temporary international work assignments and transfers of employees between global subsidiaries and affiliates.

KPMG’s 2016 Global Assignment Policy and Practices (GAPP) Survey includes a refresh of questions covering expanded assignment policy provisions and practices. It allows global mobility professionals to benchmark their organization in relation to leading practices of other participants on numerous aspects of managing an international assignment program; including: assignee selection and assessment, assignment preparation and planning, talent and performance management, assignment compensation and allowances, administration and outsourcing, and tax reimbursement policies. In addition, coupled with a the launch of a new dynamic survey platform, including mobile participation technology, new topical sections exploring the use of global mobility technology, data and analytics and immigration management are also featured.

Please join us for a one-hour Webcast where professionals from our Global Mobility Services practice will highlight and discuss some of the key findings from the 2016 GAPP Survey. The Webcast will cover a broad range of relevant global mobility topics, including leading trends in policy approach and global mobility program management that were uncovered by the survey results, including:

  • Organizations continue to improve the alignment between business and talent development objectives, assignment policy types and assignee selection.
  • Many organizations are becoming more flexible in their assignment policy approaches, with standard core and optional provisions and expanding the range of choices for either the business or the assignee.
  • While the complexity of supporting globally mobile employees creates multiple layers of program administration, more than half of organizations do not currently rely on mobility management technology to manage various aspects of their programs.
  • Fifty percent of survey participants are now using analytics to guide their mobility policy and program decision making.

Our discussion can help provide you with a better understanding of where program administrators may wish to focus attention when it comes to overseeing and managing international assignment programs in a global environment that requires built-in capacity to adapt to ever changing business needs in continuing volatile and competitive markets. Applying the fundamentals of global mobility concepts to the unique needs of a program thus requires constant effort and access to leading practices by global mobility professionals.

Additional Resources

Audience polling results


View the polling results from this Webcast.

Take the GAPP Survey

Click here to access the survey. If you have not taken part in KPMG’s GAPP survey, we would welcome your participation.  


Watch this brief video about the GAPP Survey

Alison Shipitofsky

Senior Manager, KPMG LLP

Achim Mossmann

Principal, KPMG LLP

Glen Collins

Senior Manager, KPMG LLP