Expert Interview: Lisa Emami of Averda
Lisa Emami is the CTO of Averda, an environmental services provider with some unique employee assignment models.
What Academic Research Teaches Us About Global Mobility
Professor Dr. Benjamin Bader of the Leuphana University of Lüneburg discusses his research, including hardship locations, diversity, and digitalization.
Expert Interview: Dr. Michael Häupl, Mayor of Vienna
Vienna mayor Michael Häupl discusses the city’s accomplishments and challenges and key decisions he has made.
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.
Quality of Living Trends: 20 Years Later
Despite the relative stability of most locations, there are notable instances of cities climbing the ranking in the past two decades.
A Spotlight on Worldwide Quality of Living Data Usage
Quality of living data and reports are valuable tools for global HR professionals and municipalities. Learn all about their benefits here.
Expert Interview Series: Khoo Teng Chye
Executive Director of the Centre for Liveable Cities discusses how Singapore came to have one of the highest living standards in the world.
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.
Expatriate Security Matters: The 2018 Munich Security Conference
2018 faces major risks and uncertainties for expatriates, amid tense international politics and numerous regional crises.
Expert Interview Series: Yvonne Sonsino
As the Innovation Leader of Mercer's EuroPac region, Yvonne Sonsino advises companies on strategic succession planning and the perils of ignoring ageing workforce issues.
Mobility Matters in Davos
The World Economic Forum in Davos focuses on major global trends. Talent mobility is both subject to these trends and a way to meet their challenges.
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.
Expatriates in Hardship Locations: Dealing with Emergencies
Important things for mobility program managers to bear in mind when dealing with emergencies and hardship locations in general.
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.
Making Talent Mobility Policies Work for All Employees
Are current mobility policies and practices helping to place more women and minorities in the international workforce, or are they part of the problem?
Expert Interview Series: Christopher Minett
Christopher Minett, a co-founder of The Positive Ageing Company, discusses the implications of an ageing workforce and how it affects employers globally.
2017 Talent Mobility Buzzwords and Current Mobility Practices
Buzzwords tell us about mobility developments and how companies perceive and address new challenges. Here we foray into the jargon jungle to understand trends.
The Path to Diversity: Women on Assignment
Women compose far less than 50% of the expatriate workforce. Gender parity is both a moral imperative and a strategic opportunity. We can achieve it.
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.
Managing Mobility Policy Exceptions
Exceptions to mobility program policy remain a necessary option, but they can be managed. Keeping these tips in mind may save headaches and money.
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.