Industry Trends

COLA: Taking a Direct Cost Look

The year of 2022 has seen a whirlwind of change. With the decrease on COVID restrictions, changes with talent acquisition and remote work, and rising inflation rates, the global mobility sphere has had to adjust and adapt to be better suited for the current environment. As we mentioned in our previous blog, inflation and mortgage rates have pushed global mobility professionals to reconsider COLA and its impact on their relocation policies.

By taking a closer look into the rise in inflation, we see that this increase impacts essential costs when it comes to employee mobility. Expenses such as the transportation of household goods and corporate/temporary housing are all directly impacted. But what is the extent of this impact? And what parts of your relocation program should be evaluated to adjust to the increases?

We have put together a Direct Cost Worksheet designed to provide you with some solutions. Feel free to use this worksheet as a resource and driving force in your global mobility policies.

Direct Cost Worksheet Graphic

Though our worksheet analyzes household goods and housing, there are others points of impact that you should be aware of. Other areas that the rising interest rates may effect your global mobility programs are:

  1. Real Estate Taxes
  2. Language/Cultural Trainings
  3. Immigration Processes and Procedures

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About the Author

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Jack Craven, SGMS, SCRP

Vice President, Business Solutions

Jack is a go-getter—eager to grow and utilize his global network to benefit clients. With more than 30 years of experience in the global mobility industry, Jack is responsible for the development of successful business relationships with leading multin…