One of the clear trends we have seen over the last year is the focus on companies mobilising their workforce innovatively, as normal talent flows have been displaced.
Remote working and virtual assignments are on everyone’s lips at the moment. There is a lot of speculation out there, but until now, relatively little that is concrete.
Despite the current restrictions on travel, the shift of responsibility for business travellers into the domain of Global Mobility is continuing unabated.
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!
Improving the assignee experience is a key focus for Global Mobility teams. Assignee experience comes in many guises, from better support to more choice, from clearly enhanced career prospects to seamless communications. When AIRINC’s Advisory Services team is working with clients to develop an improved assignee experience, we have to take into account that every assignee is different. As a result, we all view the assignee experience in a different way. Programmes that want to genuinely improve the assignee experience need to use a broad range of tools to deliver the enhancements their assignees are looking for.
AIRINC Senior Director, Client Solutions EMEA, Mike Wincott, recently sat down with UniMobility for an interview discussing IT solutions for Global Mobility. Below is an excerpt from the article and you can find the full length post at the end here.
In almost every conversation I have with a prospective client, the same topic comes up time and again: Housing. It is one of the costliest, most visible, and most emotive elements in any assignment package.