Professional services
Assignment management

Precision management of the complexities, ensuring value

Assignments can be expensive, complex and challenging – an employee on assignment, whilst often strategically vital, can cost two to three times as much as a local hire – so it’s important to get things right from the outset.

But many organisations just don’t have the internal resources or experience to effectively manage the complexities associated with global mobility – tax and social security, immigration, compensation, benefits, medical cover, payroll, relocation, international schooling and much more. And these services can have many intricate interdependencies, often need to cater for your relocating employee’s family requirements, as well as ongoing needs as which don’t simply stop when they arrive in their new location. Planning with precision is therefore key.

At K2, we have developed a comprehensive service where we manage your assignment process from start to finish – taking on the burden on your behalf and giving you and your employee peace of mind.

Our flexible approach enables you to outsource the end-to-end assignment process, or alternatively we can provide support in specific areas such as producing cost estimates, drafting transfer or assignment documentation, and relocation support including sourcing accommodation, schooling, destination services, language training, cultural orientation and shipping of belongings. We can also work with your tax provider to co-ordinate tax and social security services and compliance and can co-ordinate payroll obligations at home and abroad.

We value the relationships we have with our clients and work to build trust for the longer term, positioning ourselves as an extension of your HR and global mobility teams. Working in partnership, we create a bespoke relocation programme based on a need’s assessment in line with your mobility requirements.

We tailor our offer to your specific needs delivering all aspects of assignment management, including policy counselling, cost estimates, assignment documentation, co-ordination of the annual allowance review process, vendor instruction and ongoing co-ordination of all assignment types.

We focus on managing costs, proactively reviewing services and managing vendor performance to ensure you and your relocated employee are enjoying consistent, exceptional quality support.

Providing the expertise, providing peace of mind

Our assignment management specialists have the breadth of experience and expertise – gained in-house and across a broad mix of industries – to deliver across all aspects of a mobility programme and deliver to our trusted service excellence standards underpinned by seamless business partnering and a single point of accountability. Their technical and practical experience – many having been on international assignments themselves – provide them with unique insight into, and empathy of, the complexities at every level.

We pay an exceptional level of attention to the employee experience and have a proven track record of consistently deliver outstanding service globally. Our aim is to deliver a distraction-free service and ensure your employees and their family’s needs are met, so they can remain focussed on what is important, settle-in quickly and deliver in their new role.