A Day in the AIRINC Life with Mike Wincott and Policy Scorecards

    Apr 16, 2020 @ 04:45 AM / by Mike Wincott

    Mike Wincott

    Mike Wincott, Senior Director, Client Solutions EMEA at AIRINC, presenting to clients at a breakfast briefing in late 2019.

    A Day in the AIRINC Life

    Global Mobility is a unique industry that has many business and employee functions across the globe. A Day in the AIRINC Life is our attempt to capture some of the fascinating things our mobility experts are working on during any given day.

    Using Scorecards for a Competitive Mobility Policy

    This week I’ve been busy helping an automotive company understand how competitive its expat policy is by preparing a ‘scorecard’ of their current approach. The scorecard is a great way to benchmark a policy against industry or general practice. I get to read and interpret the client’s policies to see what support is provided and how that compares to the competition. It is fascinating to see how every policy is different – and fascinating to sometimes see the inconsistencies between policies within the same company!

    Once the policies are reviewed and benchmarked, I assign ‘traffic lights’ to more than 50 policy items to show if the policy is at, above, or below typical practice. What I enjoy most, though, is the workshop that usually follows a scorecard project.

    In the workshop you get to understand the intent of the policy and the culture of the company. We discuss why certain elements may be more or less generous than the norm. There isn’t a right or wrong answer: it is all about context, and I love finding out what’s driving the mobility decisions that companies are making. I also enjoy drawing on my experience to challenge and guide the clients to a suite of policies that suit their specific needs.

    The other great thing about a scorecard project is that it can work on a standalone basis, or be part of a much bigger transformation project where we might get involved with stakeholder engagement, drafting new policy frameworks, developing governance frameworks, or creating implementation or communication strategies. It is so cool that every project we do is different and I get to share my experience to help clients improve their expat programmes!


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    Mike Wincott

    Written by Mike Wincott

    Mike Wincott: Senior Director Client Solutions, EMEA Mike joined AIRINC in 2014 and leads our advisory services practice in EMEA. Mike works with global organisations to devise mobility programmes which support overall company strategy, with a particular focus on mobility compensation, operational and policy solutions. Before joining AIRINC, Mike spent 15 years at Deloitte, the last four of which he was the Partner leading Deloitte’s Global Mobility Compensation Services (GMCS) practice in Europe. Having been an expatriate himself, Mike and his family localised in Belgium in 2007. Mike started his career as a tax advisor with Arthur Andersen after gaining a BSc (Hons) in Business Administration from Bath University. He is an alumnus of IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.