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Disruptions and Innovations Happening in the Talent Mobility Industry [video]

May 16, 2019 @ 07:00 AM / by Gerald Abbey

Leadership Unplugged - 3 - use

AIRINC's Relationship Manager, Christopher Ward, in an interview with Peggy Smith, Worldwide ERC President & CEO.

Leadership Unplugged with Peggy Smith & Christopher Ward

Worldwide ERC President & CEO, Peggy Smith, SCRP, SGMS-T, talks disruption, innovations, and trends with talent mobility leader, Christopher Ward from Associates for International Research (AIRINC):




The Importance of Good Decision-Making in Global MobilityEducational reading: 

The Importance of Good Decision-Making in Global Mobility


Key Takeaways from the Interview:

In this interview, you will learn about:

  • Surprising Industry Trends: The Increased focus on domestic, Intra-country mobility vs. traditional cross-border assignments.
  • Reflections on leadership: How an organization’s mission, vision, values inform leadership decisions
  • Personal Leadership style: Tips for breaking down barriers and building relationships in business
  • Chris’ joke telling skills (or lack thereof!)
  • And more!



2019 Mobility Outlook Survey from AIRINC: Download now to gain insights into the future of Global Mobility!Our 2019 Mobility Outlook Survey confirms that 58% of firms are seeking ways to improve employee communications regarding the potential financial impacts of assignments/transfers.

Download the 2019 AIRINC Mobility Outlook Survey!



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Topics: Mobility Policy, Global mobility, Mobility trends, Events, Video

Gerald Abbey

Written by Gerald Abbey

Gerry currently fills a dual role as a manager of expatriate housing within AIRINC’s Data and Analysis Department and as Social Media Marketing Manager. As a member of the housing team since 2009, Gerry helps train cost of living surveyors in international housing data collection and analysis methodology, and also assists in the quarterly release of housing and utility data for over 500 locations. Due to the ever changing mobility needs of AIRINC’s clients, Gerry is also working with a product development team to enhance AIRINC’s housing tools to better service our clients’ needs. As the managing editor for content, style, and publication of AIRINC’s blog, Gerry is able to cross-connect his wealth of data experience into valuable content for our global professional following. Before joining AIRINC, Gerry spent two years living as an expatriate in Southeast Asia on a Fulbright Scholarship, teaching and researching international instructional methodology.