Compensating expatriates in Polish subsidiaries – pilot research findings

Compensating expatriates in Polish subsidiaries – pilot research findings

Sylwia Przytuła

 

Keywords: expatriate, compensation system, balance-sheet approach, mobility premium, relocation allowance, education allowance

 

Summary: This article, of a theoretical-empirical nature, presents the practices of compensating expatriates working in Poland. The first part of the article is devoted to the research findings concerning compensation practices by foreign authors, and on this basis the practices in Polish subsidiaries are presented. The pilot research findings, conducted on 105 expatriates, show that the most often offered approach to compensating expats is the balance sheet approach, which is also the most popular in other studies. The biggest problems related to compensation are exchange rates and double taxation. Most expats pay taxes in Poland. Besides the base pay, they are offered relocation allowance and education allowance.

 

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