How International Project Assignments Are Pushing the Boundaries of Global Mobility, Part I
International assignments for client projects are a growing segment of mobility but lack a standard definition or policies. Address this before problems arise.
Expatriate Management: Women in the Workforce
Only 14% of employees on international assignment are women. Overcome key barriers to gender parity and unlock the full potential of your global workforce.
Contrasting Mobility Perspectives in Latin America, Asia, and Europe
If you’re overseeing international assignments in Latin America, Asia, or Europe, you must understand how contrasting cultures and laws can impact policies.
Global Mobility Solutions: Managing Mobility in a Diverse World
Having a diverse workforce gives you more insights into LGBT-, gender-, and age-related issues. Learn to manage your diverse workforce in non-diverse locations.
Upskilling the Mobility Function
Our series on how mobility professionals are responding to new challenges starts with a discussion of how the future of mobility will require more agility, adaption, and ongoing learning.
Two Minutes to Introduce More Flexibility in Your Talent Mobility Program
How flexible can a company be without jeopardizing the consistency of its mobility program? Let's take a quick look at the possibilities.
Two Minutes to Rethink Global Mobility Cost Cutting (And Do Something About It)
Despite strategic importance, global mobility programs are not exempt from the drive to cut costs. Here are tips for defending the cost and containing it.
Attracting and Retaining Globally Mobile Talent – 6 Things I Learned
From targeting specific talent groups to managing their mobility brand, here are tips from companies that excel at managing their global talent pool.
RFP Administration for Relocation Management Companies: 5 Critical Steps to Take
To help with your global employee relocations, follow these steps to optimize the RFPs you send to relocation management companies.
Two Minutes to Understand Why Expatriate Gender Diversity Matters (and Do Something about It)
The gender imbalance in international assignments poses a challenge for strategic talent management, but we can start to change it now.
Practical Mobility Management: What Could Go Wrong?
Here we discuss 8 common misconceptions and issues that can cause problems for mobility programs and make the job of mobility managers more difficult.
Nine Mobility Management Resolutions for 2018
Action points for 2018 to help mobility program managers stay on top of the dynamic and strategic field of global talent management.
Helping Mobility Professionals Be More Strategic: How to Implement Analytics and Metrics
Assignment segmentation and policy flexibility are driving a need for more metrics and analytics. This presents a strategic opportunity for mobility managers.
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.
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.
Dilemma 2: Job Mobility Versus Employee Mobility
Companies relocate operations to benefit from lower costs. Now they can move jobs to people or allow mobile employees a choice of where they work.
Dilemma 1: Mobile Millennials – Beware the Expectation Mismatch
Millennials in the global workforce are bringing a new set of challenges for HR. Here we examine mismatches with traditional expat programs and how to adapt.
Seven Dilemmas Facing the Future of Global Mobility
The complexity of changes taking place and emerging dilemmas will challenge mobility management practices in coming years. Here are seven areas to focus on.
Millennials in the Workforce – What Is Their Impact on Mobility Programs?
Millennials are a growing part of the mobile workforce, with lifestyles and career ambitions different from earlier generations. Mobility programs have adapted.
Expatriate Policy Segmentation
One way to balance expatriation costs and global development is segmenting assignments and redistributing budgets according to which provide the greatest value.
Cost Containment: Revising Global Expatriate Policies Without Sacrificing Performance
Trends in costs associated with international assignments, ways spending can be reduced, employee expectation managed, but effectiveness maintained.
Mobility and Diversity: Underused Resources to Mitigate Talent Shortages
Highlights how global mobility professionals can help find the best candidate for positions, regardless of age, gender, and sexual orientation.
Career Opportunities in Mobility
Businesses with a global footprint need professionals who know how to relocate workers efficiently. Is this HR niche right for you?
What Does Brexit Mean for Employee Mobility?
The Brexit vote will mean talent management, immigration, tax, social security, pension and benefits considerations will have to be worked through.
Minimizing Exceptions to Policy Without Demotivating Expatriates
Practical suggestions for keeping exceptions to company policy from becoming the norm – and creating administrative burden and escalating costs.
How Do You Know It Isn't Broken? Auditing and Benchmarking Your Global Mobility Program
Auditing and benchmarking your mobility program can counter the effects of changes in your company or the business environment on policies and processes.