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Employee Relocation & Expatriate Management

Knowledge of and ability to manage the employee relocation process and the human resources aspects of international placements, procedures and policies.

Behavior Statements

Proficiency Level 1 - Basic understanding

Identifies the key roles and responsibilities of employee relocation and expatriate management.

Describes the major activities involved in employee relocation or expatriation processes.

Cites organizational policies for employee relocation or expatriation.

Identifies the differences in benefits among local, regional and international relocations.

Proficiency Level 2 - Working experience

Prepares employee relocation and expatriate documentation.

Explains and follows local policies and regulations in dealing with employee relocation or expatriation.

Arranges housing, medication, flights, etc., for relocated or expatriated employees.

Administrates compensation and benefits plans for relocated or expatriated employees.

Processes specific work visas for international relocations and expatriates.

Proficiency Level 3 - Extensive experience

Monitors employee relocation and expatriation processes and ensures they meet legal requirements.

Advises on documentation and paperwork that is necessary for work visa applications.

Advises on benefits packages for relocated employees or expatriates based on tax implications and organizational costs.

Evaluates major changes in local and regional laws affecting organizational relocation or expatriation practices.

Educates employees on the cultural norms and country's living environment prior to relocation.

Guides employees on relocation procedures and communicates any policy/procedure updates.

Proficiency Level 4 - Subject matter depth and breadth

Develops organizational employee relocation or expatriation programs within legal requirements.

Builds employee relocation and expatriation procedures and organizational practices.

Promotes an awareness of changes in local and regional law affecting employee relocation or expatriation practices.

Directs policies and best practices regarding employee relocation and expatriation practices.

Designs guidelines for the planning of benefits packages for relocated and expatriated employees.

Revises the emigration-immigration process based on evolving laws and regulations in key government agencies and legislatures.

Interview Questions

  • Tell me about the activities involved in employee relocation or expatriation processes.
  • What documents do you need to prepare for an overseas working visa application?
  • How do you think local and regional law changes affect employee relocation or expatriation practices?
  • What common problems did you have when offering employee relocation packages?
  • What aspects need to be emphasized to relocated employees when dealing with international relocations?

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