In the past year, AIRINC has seen a surge in requests for benchmarking information. This is not surprising given that our industry is undergoing tremendous change. During uncertain times, keeping a pulse on evolving practices becomes even more important. While many things in global mobility are different today, there are three main reasons benchmarking has recently increased in importance.
Towards the end of last year, I was fortunate to spend some time with Global Mobility leaders discussing their goals and aspirations for 2019. While not everyone shared the same feedback, there were some common themes. I am sharing the top three trends to watch in 2019. It looks like a busy but exciting year for mobility!
The expatriate world is small. It becomes clear very quickly to expatriate employees if one is getting a worse deal than their peer. An employee sent on permanent transfer does not get children’s education, support with housing, and other visible benefits of international assignees.
One of the biggest requests we get at AIRINC is for help improving the experience with mobility. In a world of strong talent competition, a good mobility function can be a true differentiator in acquiring and retaining good people. Mobility is seen as a critical aspect of company success, enabling global business.
How will you Deploy Talent Globally in 2019? Increasingly companies are leveraging international transfers to deploy talent across borders. For the employee, it presents an opportunity to live and to work in a new country.