Singapore Tops The Global Liveability Rankings For Asian Assignees For 17th Year Running

Singapore remains the most liveable location in the world for Asian expatriates, according to the latest Location Ratings for expatriate living conditions published by ECA International, the world's leading provider of knowledge, information and software for the management and assignment of employees around the world. Singapore has now secured the top spot for the 17th year running.
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Global Employee Mobility – Increased Diversification Across Types Of International Assignments Used

A majority of multinational companies (56%) expect to increase their use of short-term assignments in 2015/16 according to a report on expatriate policies and practices by Mercer. The research highlighted an ongoing diversification in the type of assignments used by companies. Notably, over the next year or so, around half of companies anticipate an increase in the use of permanent transfers (54%), developmental and training assignments (50%) and locally hired foreigners (47%). A smaller proportion of respondents (44%) expect to see an increase in more traditional long-term assignments.
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