Taubaté’s rental market experienced rising demand in recent months. I spoke with local housing sources who explained that many affluent Brazilians living in dense neighboring cities like Sao Paulo are craving more spacious properties and many have moved to condominiums in Taubaté.
Oman’s government first enacted Omanization in 1988 to replace guest-workers and expatriates with Omani citizens in all jobs within the country. Oman and many other Gulf states rely heavily on foreign workers, but efforts to nationalize workforces to fight rising unemployment rates have accelerated in recent years. Oman intensified its Omanization policy over the past 12 months by increasing work permit fees by 50% for all expatriate workers.
The voice of the business and assignees is important: Gathering feedback through Voice of the Customer (VOC) surveys of both assignees and the business is essential to measuring success and creating a best-in-class mobility program. It is inspiring to see the automotive industry leading the charge in listening to their customers to understand what they value and how Global Mobility can deliver on those needs.
One of the challenges that companies face within the U.S. has been attracting talent to what are often perceived as “dying” cities, especially in the Rust Belt. Many people have a perception of these cities that may no longer match the reality on the ground and this can present a challenge for recruiting.
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How does your job offer stack up? Increasingly, sourcing talent no longer means being confined by geography. Finding the right candidate for the job may entail a permanent transfer or cross-border hire, whether it be domestically or internationally. While this greatly expands hiring opportunities, it does present some interesting challenges.
2020 was the most challenging year for Global Mobility. However, it gave mobility teams the time to reflect and demonstrate their value and global perception to their overall organizations. Global Mobility’s goals remain steadfast in a pre-, during-, and post-COVID-19 world: to help attract and retain key global talent. The results from Pharmaceutical companies in the Mobility Outlook Survey indicate this mission is still in the forefront for the coming year with increased focus on how mobility can best serve their customers, business functions, and assignees.
In recent months, several major oil companies expanded their offshore drilling operations in Guyana to include neighboring Suriname. The entry into Suriname was facilitated by the country’s shifting political climate and the economic vulnerability triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the sudden arrival of expatriates into the capital, Paramaribo, the housing market is already experiencing considerable strain.
The landscape for shipping was already bad when the Ever Given got stuck in the Suez Canal. The pandemic had already caused a shipping container shortage, driving up the cost of shipments worldwide. The recent Suez Canal blockage will presumably only add to the misery of expensive and delayed shipments. The timing for the mobility industry could not be worse.
Takeaways from the 2021 Mobility Outlook Survey: Oil and Gas After a year like 2020, it is no surprise that many industries are looking to change and adapt their global mobility policies and programs. The Oil & Gas industry is no exception. Let’s take a look at what changes we can expect for global mobility in the Oil & Gas industry.