Struggling to balance cost containment and benefits? Jennifer Manis of Halliburton invites you to think outside the box!

Keeping down the cost of your global mobility program whilst maintaining a suite of competitive benefits is a perennial challenge for Global Mobility and HR professionals, but how can you gain a fresh perspective?

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Jennifer Manis, who manages the International HR Center of Excellence at Halliburton is based in Houston, and operates within the oil industry, a sector that has seen a greater squeeze on its budgets than most. Jennifer has been finding innovative ways to deal with the economic downturn for some time, and as a result, has created a set of cost containment and benefits strategies that she will be sharing exclusively with the attendees at the FEM Americas Summit in Denver on Day Two: May 4.

Jennifer was one of the panel speakers at FEM’s recent Global Mobility Conference in Houston and with her shrewd observations and quickfire wit, proved to be one of the event’s most popular figures, so we were especially keen to engage her to speak at our Americas Summit in Denver, CO.

Jennifer is highly experienced, not only in accountancy, but also in change management, expatriate and commuter compensation/benefit programs. Her accountant’s instinct for cost savings is balanced by her knowledge of global workforce compliance issues and her culturally sensitive and affirmative approach.

Here is a brief outline of Jennifer’s keynote address:

Cost Containment and Managing Benefits – Thinking Outside the Box

Whether your industry is facing economic challenges or it is just time for a financial review, this session will help identify ways to save money while still delivering an efficient and safe International Mobility program.

Cost containment options in a variety of categories will be presented along with strategies for both large and small programs.

  • Providing optional assignment structures – how to think way outside of the box
  • Managing expat benefit costs – it’s a give and take situation
  • Structured compensation programs – how to go beyond premium adjustments
  • Tax strategies – is it time to bite the bullet?
  • Duty of care – ‘you can’t touch this’


Jennifer Manis, International HR Center of Excellence, Halliburton

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Claire Tennant-Scull

Global Director, Content & Events, Forum for Expatriate Management

Claire Tennant-Scull is Global Director of Content & Events at the Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM). She produces and chairs all FEM’s Conferences and Summits in Amsterdam, the Americas, APAC and EMEA and oversees FEM's global awards (EMMAs). Claire works closely with key clients, leads FEM’s London Chapter and oversees the FEM website, reports and publications. In addition to her experience in Global Mobility, Claire has more than 20 years’ expertise in publishing, working as a managing editor, writer, journalist and broadcaster, both in the print and digital world. With thousands of contacts across the Global Mobility community, Claire is always keen to welcome new members and to broaden the FEM community.