2021 Mobility Outlook Survey - The latest trends in global mobility
Eighty-seven percent of companies report using one-way transfers for truly permanent international moves (the employee is not expected to return to the origin). Almost all survey participants report using international one-way transfers in their purest sense: when an employee’s position permanently moves to another country or when there’s a need to build long-term talent capacity in that country – with the key being that these are essentially permanent moves without future mobility envisioned.
COVID-19 has left an indelible mark on Global Mobility and the workforce of the future. The sudden (and potentially sustained) use of remote work arrangements, a transformed employee experience, and evolving business strategies are all opportunities for Global Mobility.
AIRINC’s recently released COVID-19 recovery benchmark reports that one-third of companies expect an increase in one-way transfers in the next year. With these types of moves becoming more common, learn what your peers are doing in this comprehensive survey focusing on cross-border permanent moves.
Did you know 57% of companies pay a per diem to cover meals & incidentals for commuters? AIRINC recently published its 2020 Commuter Assignments Benchmark Survey, which found these other interesting facts:
Commuter assignments have long been in use by companies, with and without a formal governing policy in place. Commonly used to meet specific business needs, commuter assignments are defined as a temporary arrangement in which the employee lives in one country where their family resides (if applicable) and works in another, making frequent and regular trips to the same work location (e.g. weekly, daily).
AIRINC’s recent pulse survey on virtual assignments finds that this emerging type of mobility is top of mind for mobility professionals. Virtual assignments are defined as an arrangement in which the employee lives in one country but performs their job remotely in another country.
Do companies already have a policy in place to address this type of mobility? Virtual assignments are defined as an arrangement in which the employee lives in one country but performs their job remotely for another country. Please participate in this brief pulse survey to understand more about this emerging area of mobility.
Commuter assignments have long been in use. AIRINC’s 2020 Mobility Outlook Survey revealed that 55% of companies either currently have or are planning to add a commuter policy.
As a global mobility professional, does this question sound familiar? Are you more frequently being tasked with managing domestic moves along with your international responsibilities? Although you may think of domestic moves – transfers within the same country – as outside your purview, there are advantages to streamlining international and domestic mobility policies.