I had the amazing opportunity to travel to South America and host AIRINC’s first ever roundtables in Brazil and Argentina. Alongside Brazil Talks, AIRINC hosted a round table event for corporate global mobility professionals in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and in Buenos Aires. It was a great opportunity for professionals in the area to get together and discuss mobility trends and the latest changes in different housing markets. We had excellent participants at the events and each brought their own unique perspectives and insights to the table.
Rio de Janeiro
The second event in Rio de Janeiro was a resounding success! In Rio, we had a diverse group of industry professionals with a wide range of experience. Some participants had over 10 years in the industry, while others were new to the industry and looking to learn more and build their network. Similar to São Paulo, the group in Rio de Janeiro focused their conversation on how difficult it is for expats to find housing. Rio de Janeiro is a beautiful city but has some geographic limitations that makes new housing construction difficult. As expat demand rises in Rio, they are focusing on a few key areas further straining the market.
We then went outside and had a fantastic open forum discussion while enjoying the amazing views of the city. Participants talked about difficult tenants/expats, what to do when an assignment fails and debated if it is easier or harder for the company to sign the housing lease. The group also spent some time discussing DE&I and blue sky thinking for their mobility program. With the great view, the group quickly transitioned to discussion blue-sky thinking for their mobility program and all the things they would do to help ensure their program succeeds, such as:
- Collecting feedback at key milestones of the assignment
- Include DE&I initiatives to widen the pool of assignment applicants
- Setting the right expectations at the beginning of the assignment
What do you think of these initiatives? Are they part of your blue-sky thinking or part of your program already? Let us know!
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AIRINC partners with Brazil Talks.
The aim of Brazil Talks is to share knowledge and best practices in the area of Human Resources and Global Mobility.
Conceived by Patricia Tavares and Vanessa Romão, with a view to establishing a new space for discussion, dissemination and transformation around the very latest topics connected to professionals and employees. Dialog and promotion of networking are promoted in a broad, democratic, transparent and globalized manner.