Dilemma 7: Challenges of Diversity in Non-diverse Locations
Companies are making progress on the road to diversity, but assignments to some locations pose challenges. Learn the issues and how to overcome them.
Dilemma 6: Older Expats and the Silver Revolution
Older professionals are a talent pool multinationals would be wise to leverage to meet their critical skills needs. Flexible mobility policies are the key.
Freetown, Sierra Leone: Flooding and Mudslides
Heavy rainfall caused flooding and mudslides in Freetown, Sierra Leone, resulting in at least 500 deaths, hundreds missing, and thousands of damaged buildings.
Barcelona, Spain: Terrorist Attack
A vehicular terrorist attack in August on the popular Las Ramblas street in Barcelona left 10 dead and 80 injured.
Dilemma 5: Flexibility Versus Duty of Care
Companies are introducing more policy flexibility for millennial assignees, but they must balance these with their duty of care to protect employees.
Dilemma 4: The Rise of the Expatriate Gig Worker
The gig economy has created opportunities for workers and employers alike, but the arrangement poses challenges for mobility program managers.
Essential Skills for Global Mobility Managers
Global mobility program managers need many skills to succeed: analysis, presentation, sales, storytelling, technical literacy, rewards, and compliance are key.
Dilemma 3: Extended Business Trips and Commuters
Increasing reliance on shorter assignments and business trips requires changes in HR processes and responsibility. Mobility teams can lead this change.
Jerusalem, Israel: Terrorist Attack
Attackers killed two policemen at the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif, prompting authorities to put metal detectors at entrances, which incited protests.
Christchurch and Dunedin, New Zealand: Widespread Flooding
Heavy rain caused flooding on New Zealand’s South Island, resulting in extensive property damage and disruption to transport in Christchurch and Dunedin.