Integrated workforce mobility

Traditional long-term moves are declining in favor of a variety of business travel approaches and mobility options that better fit organizational strategy and employee needs. Supported through a frictionless, consumer-level experience, these approaches can boost compliance and speed to deployment.

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What EY can do for you


International assignments are increasingly being used as both a talent development tool and a workforce incentive. They can also help the business put the right talent, with the right capabilities, in the right place — where your market and growth opportunities are — at the right time.

But host locations’ tax systems can be complex. Tax regulations can be difficult to understand, particularly when they are in the host language. Meanwhile, tax obligations in an employee’s home country often continue to arise.

Our integrated mobility services — covering tax, social security, equity withholding and global compensation — can help you move talent across the globe with minimum delay and inconvenience.


Through our Integrated Mobility Platform, we can provide risk assessments; help with government and regulatory bodies and downstream service providers; and, where required, tax, immigration and performance improvement advisory services.


International assignments can be expensive, and businesses often question whether they are managing global moves in the most cost-effective way.

We can help your organization collect and analyze assignee compensation data, generate payroll instructions and produce accurate total-cost reporting.


Strategically driven organizations send employees on assignment to capitalize new markets and develop local successors. Our mobility transformation approach can help your organization identify efficiency leakages in your programs and provide a road map to refining them to full effect.

Social security

Social security regulation is becoming increasingly complex, and employers are facing many additional obligations to remain compliant. This is complicated all the more when organizations do not have the policies in place to protect the social security benefit for workers who drop out of their home-country scheme during an international assignment.

We can help your organization manage compliance requirements by improving data, systems and processes.

The team

Joost Smits

EY Global People Advisory Services Mobility Leader

Experienced people advisory leader who strives to align corporate objectives to enhance mobility ecosystems. Loves cycling, sports and his family.

Eindhoven, NLD

Gerard Osei-Bonsu

EY Global People Advisory Services Tax Leader

Passionate about helping companies realize the full potential of their workforce. Enjoys traveling and skiing. Father to two energetic, football loving boys.

Zurich, CHE

Jason Mi

EY Asia-Pacific People Advisory Services Mobility Leader

Passionate about advising on challenging cross-border, talent-facing issues. Fosters collaboration. Loves painting, golf and spending time with family.

Beijing, CHN

Simon Stanaway

EY Americas Mobility Leader

Passionate about implementing people and digital solutions for transforming businesses. Husband to Veronica and father to Dylan. Very active in local community and active Board Member at Bronxworks.

New York, USA

Lay Keng Tan

EY Asia-Pacific People Advisory Services Leader

Committed team builder. Champion of diversity and inclusiveness. Photography enthusiast. Proud owner of a smart betta fish.

Kuala Lumpur, MYS

Shawn Orme

EY Global Immigration Leader

Focused on understanding the role that immigration plays within an organization’s strategic talent management function. Proponent of innovative thinking. Proud husband and father.

Dallas, USA

Seema Farazi

EY Global Government Affairs and Financial Services Immigration Leader; EY EMEIA Immigration Leader

Over 20 years of cutting-edge immigration law experience. Qualified barrister. Practised in complex immigration, extradition and public international law cases at all appeal court levels.

London, GBR

Rachel Argenio

EY Global and EY Americas Mobility Market Leader

Helping clients deliver strategic insights, incremental value, and life-changing experiences. Loves being creative and enjoys baking with her son, going on long walks, and traveling.

Philadelphia, USA

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