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          International expatriate management: views on trends ahead

          There are over 56 million expatriates worldwide, as global talents play a key role in companies’ expansion into new markets and overall international growth.

          In this video interview, produced by the magazine Finance Director Europe, Raf Leemans, senior director international compensation & benefits at The Rezidor Hotel Group, and Ludovic Bayard, GEB general manager, share their experiences and views on trends and challenges ahead.

          What are the key highlights?

          • Expatriate employees are crucial to transfer the expertise and company’s culture into new territories.
          • Balancing the need to support growth and the need to manage benefits costs is a hot topic for the leadership.
          • How to choose your benefits providers?

          Benefits providers are called on to reduce and simplify complexity.
          Working with a global network makes it easier for companies to operate across countries.

          Among the main advantages:

          • One entry point to contracts geographically dispersed
          • Seamless continuation of benefits when employees relocate

          What are the main challenges ahead?

          • Supporting employees to have longer as well as healthier working lives
          • Stepping up investment on prevention at work, with healthcare and well-being programmes, and, beyond the work environment, ensuring sustainable retirement conditions.