Global employer services - overview


Global Employer Services

As companies grow and become more global in scope, employment issues become more complex. Among the most serious challenges businesses face today is compliance with multifaceted tax laws and labor regulations. Deloitte offers well-rounded plans and program development strategies that can help transform global employment programs in a tax- and cost-efficient manner.

Global Mobility Transformation

Increasing globalisation is prompting companies to consider more international moves of their people than ever before. Unfortunately, many are relying on workforce mobility programmes that were designed for different times.

The result? Elaborate and expensive packages, exceptions become the norm, soaring programme and administrative costs, all with escalating regulatory and compliance risks. Companies are now looking to design and optimise their global mobility programme and to align mobility to their overall business strategy ensuring that the right talent is in the right position, at the right time and at the right cost.

We’ve helped some of the world’s largest multi-national companies transform their global workforce mobility programmes, providing insight and experience across the full spectrum of talent management, total rewards, technology, service delivery model optimisation and process re-design.

We have also recently developed a Global Mobility Innovation Lab which provides an opportunity to take time out of business as usual and take a step back to review and benchmark a company's mobility programme to identify optimisation opportunities.

For any Global Mobility related matters, please contact Per Melberg.

Compensation and benefits

Organisations seek to design and operate compensation and benefit programs in a cost-effective, tax efficient and compliant manner – for the employer as well as employees. Deloitte professionals help align compensation and benefits programs with a company's overall talent and corporate strategies, and the marketplace needs. We help address a complex array of tax matters at various stages of a company's lifecycle, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, right-sizing, and general restructuring. Beyond compliance, our integrated team of specialists can help explore opportunities to transform global employment programs, such as, discerning the total rewards that critical employees want and need; identifying incentives for employees to successfully carry out company business and talent plans; and exploring ideas that provide a cost-efficient return on investment (ROI).


Technology provides the efficiencies, controls, and business intelligence that allow our clients to raise service levels to their assignees, vendors, and management. Deloitte is a recognised leader in the design, development, and implementation of innovative expatriate services technology that can significantly streamline program administration and leverage international employee data. We have helped many global organisations integrate technology into their international assignment programs and become e-enabled. Our web-based tools can enhance customer service, speed up transactions, and monitor quality and accountability. Through our next generation GlobalAdvantage Portal, users can access our tools and customise their experience with interactive, dynamic functionality.

International assignment services

An important corporate legal and reputational risk that global employers must contend with is ensuring they and their employees are aware of and comply with local filing requirements. A successful international assignment program requires companies to strike a balance between competitive compensation and cost control, always taking care to have effective policies and procedures for regulatory compliance. Deloitte can help with this complex challenge through our extensive knowledge of tax laws across jurisdictions and our specialized compliance and consulting skills and software. Our professionals help companies coordinate various elements related to a globally mobile workforce, to address worldwide compliance with employees' individual and payroll reporting and filing requirements.

International human resources

Whether creating a company's first international program for employees, re-examining the operational effectiveness of an existing program, taking a second look at a current provider, or transitioning the administration of a program to address regulatory concerns, Deloitte's International Human Resources professionals can help. We work with companies to administer  the financial and compensation elements of their global mobility programs. Our approach aligns international assignment program goals with overall human resource and corporate strategies. We offer specialised experience in policy design, benchmarking and administration coupled with delivery skills to contribute significant value to the employer which allows them more time to focus on enhancing the employee's international assignment experience.


The success of every organisation is directly linked to its people. Today's global environment challenges companies to think strategically about harnessing the energy and ingenuity of a geographically and culturally diverse workforce. Deloitte professionals help multinational organisations assess, improve, and ultimately transform their global mobility, global rewards, global talent and performance management programs. We draw upon the diversity of the Deloitte network’s experience and insight to provide clients with leading edge planning that incorporates a practical perspective on implementation and ongoing operations. Additionally, we offer GES Controls to support the design and implementation of appropriate controls to manage the financial and regulatory risk of deploying talent across borders. Well designed, well managed programs allow companies to quantify ROI and make more strategic decisions about how best to achieve talent management objectives.

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Our Expert

Renaat Van den Eeckhaut

Renaat Van den Eeckhaut


Renaat leads the Global Employer Services (GES) Practice for Deloitte Switzerland and EMEA. He specialises in international assignment and cross-border employment matters and advises on tax, social se... More