Why is the Cost of Living in International Locations So High when Compared with U.S. Cities?

by Marillyn Tefft, Senior Researcher 22. August 2012 10:03

Our Relocation Assessor provides cost-of-living differentials based on a North American management/professional lifestyle in both the home and host location. The traditional international expat lifestyle has typically encompassed an even higher level of perks than what is common in North America.  Replicating this standard of living in international locations considered “inexpensive” can be surprisingly costly.  In fact, it is not unusual for total global mobility costs to be two to three times the actual salary, with cost-of-living differentials comprising a relevant percentage of these expenses.

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Who Provides Public Services and What Should They Be Paid?

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 17. August 2012 08:49

According to a new GAO report, more states are using expenditures to third-party nongovernmental entities to meet federal spending requirements on such programs as food assistance, employment assistance, and family stabilization assistance – from 3 states in fiscal year 2007 to 13 states in fiscal year 2011.  GAO also asked about future plans, and a total of 17 states indicated that they would be using this option in the near future.  So which organizations will receive this money to provide the services?

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Nonprofits Grow but Face Competition from For-Profits

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 1. August 2012 08:50

Some interesting trends are uncovered in the most recent Nonprofit Economic Data Bulletin #39 from the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies.  Entitled Holding the Fort: Nonprofit Employment During a Decade of Turmoil, authors Salamon, Sokolowski, and Geller use data collected as part of the Unemployment Insurance program to track trends in nonprofit employment.

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