The results are in!  

The Mobility Outlook Survey (MOS) is one of our most anticipated benchmark surveys each year. With the release of the 2021 Survey, we wanted to share some insights into the creation of this year’s survey.

AIRINC prepares for the MOS throughout the year by keeping a pulse on key mobility trends and initiatives. Since COVID has altered so many aspects of mobility, the 2021 survey was designed with these changes in mind. We sat down with Brooke Caligan, Head of Benchmarking, to learn more about this year’s Mobility Outlook Survey, and why it is so important.

Question: Why do you think the MOS is so important this year?

Things have been changing so rapidly in the mobility world and beyond. There are so many new and unique issues mobility is facing. Over the past year, Global Mobility has really increased its visibility within the organization and is well-positioned to capitalize on this recognition. Now more than ever we wanted to run a survey to capture what Global Mobility is thinking about and prioritizing for the upcoming year.

Question: How is the MOS this year different than in years past?

Obviously, everything is set against the backdrop of COVID-19, so the survey addresses things like remote work and innovative ways to support mobile employees. In some ways, however, the bedrock of mobility remains the same: to help attract and retain key global talent. The survey addresses how mobility is communicating with its key stakeholders and building strong relationships to bring the greatest value to the organization.

Question: What questions in the survey were inspired by the pandemic climate?

When designing the survey, we wanted to include questions about how mobility has adapted to its new reality and ways it is looking ahead. The MOS includes questions about key priorities and challenges, but also directly asks about things like expectations for attracting employees to accept international assignments in the next year. Another notable update is the question about which policies companies are using – there are a few new policy types on the list, like virtual assignments and international remote work. Mainly, the MOS explores what mobility leaders predict for 2021 and their plans for making the most of the unique opportunities presented this year.

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Webinar Part 1: MOS 2021 Results Overview
March 16, 2021 | Session 1: 10:00 AM ET / 3:00 PM CET 
Session 2: 2:00 PM ET / 7:00 PM CET

Please join us for a review of the 2021 Mobility Outlook Survey results where we will discuss:

  • What companies care about today and have planned for the coming year
  • The alignment of mobility, talent, and the business
  • The key global mobility initiatives to focus on
  • And more...

Webinar Part 2: MOS 2021 Corporate Case Studies

March 25, 2021 | Session 1: 10:00 AM ET / 3:00 PM CET 
Session 2: 2:00 PM ET / 7:00 PM CET

We’ll showcase how two AIRINC clients seized opportunities related to the themes of this year’s survey. Case studies include:

  • Reflecting changing business and talent needs in the Mobility program using data and analysis
  • Building a human-centric program that supports the organization’s talent targets including diversity and inclusion