One-way transfers and other host-based compensation assignments have grown in popularity over the past several years. These approaches make sense if the employee’s career is moving to another country, pay equity with local peers is desired, or the host-based compensation is comparable to that at home. These host-based packages are also often appealing to the business because they tend to be less costly due to the lack of tax equalization or the absence of expatriate allowances.

But, now that economic volatility has returned, expatriates have legitimate concerns about host-based compensation -- especially in countries which have seen large currency drops or high inflation. So, what can mobility do?

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