Global talent management: mind the gaps
For most companies, there are many unresolved issues related to the objectives of talent mobility management and what has actually happened. Here we examine seven areas for improvement.
Nine resolutions to succeed with talent mobility
Action points to help mobility program managers stay on top of the dynamic and strategic field of global talent management.
Performance management: insights for talent mobility professionals
Mercer's 2019 Global Performance Study offers insights for talent mobility managers. Assessing performance needs to link the purpose of the assignment to business goals and career progression.
Applying design thinking to talent mobility management: how to get started
How can mobility benefit from best practices in engineering and product development? By adapting the design thought process to find fresh approaches to talent management.
Assignees and International Gig Workers: Managing a Dual Workforce
The increasing use of short-term, non-permanent "gig" workers for international staffing will require reassessing policies and practices. Here are some guidelines to help keep the complexity in check.
Managing talent mobility costs
A sound cost-containment mobile talent strategy needs to go beyond tactical expense cutting and slashing expatriate compensation packages. Here are practical steps to help identify budget saving opportunities.
Managing mobile talent risks
At a time when many mobility discussions are focused on flexibility, self-service, and the end of traditional expatriate assignments, international moves can still pose risks to employees. More than ever, companies need well-thought strategies to manage risks.
Talent mobility program branding
Understanding how to brand and market a mobility program internally and externally has become an essential part of global mobility management. Here we look at the key ways mobility management borrows from marketing.
Agile Talent Mobility Management: How to Get Started
Whether you are looking for ways to improve project management or considering a wider reorganization of the HR function, the Agile methodology offers compelling tools that you need to know.
Practical steps to prepare for the new realities of global mobility
Here are seven practical ideas and tools to help you move your mobility management practices to the next level.
How International Project Assignments Are Pushing the Boundaries of Global Mobility, Part II
Continuing our look at international assignments for client projects, we focus on the biggest challenge: the duty of care for such a broad range of assignment lengths and locations.
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.
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.
2018 Talent Mobility Buzzwords and Current Mobility Practices
A new batch of acronyms and corporate concepts tells us about current global trends, companies’ concerns, and how talent mobility is evolving.
How Mobile Talent Managers Can Become Strategic Partners for the Business
Things we can learn from mobility professionals who successfully reinvented themselves and their mobility function to become strategic HR partners.
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.
Progress Report: Nine Mobility Management Solutions for 2018
Action points to help companies make genuine progress on key mobility policies and strategies and achieve lasting program benefits.
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.
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.
2017 Mobility Trends in Review
2017 saw a number of trends emerge in talent mobility, posing not only challenges for global mobility managers but also opportunities.
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.
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.
Talent Mobility is Key for Business Growth
To optimize their global workforces, leading companies attack the talent mobility issue from several angles.
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.
Keeping a Firm Grip on Vendor Activity and Performance
Identify service providers that have the right knowledge and expertise, interview them, then get detailed proposals outlining services and fees.