Employees lead the way to smart Mobility spending

    Apr 27, 2020 @ 07:45 AM / by Inez Nomidis

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    Refining your Global Mobility program

    When we help our clients redesign their mobility programs, we seek information on what employees value to inform how the program is structured and what benefits are provided.

    One way to do that is to look at exception logs of past assignments – this provides a history of what employees needed or requested beyond what policy offered. A more proactive way of obtaining this information, and my preferred approach, is to run a concise survey of employees that have moved and employees that may move in the future. It may seem strange to survey employees that are not yet part of Mobility’s network, but that’s exactly the point – we’re trying to identify what would convert that employee into a mobile talent and learn what conditions potentially prevent that from happening.

    Evaluating Mobile Talent potential 

    I’m talking about evaluating attitudes and priorities versus measuring satisfaction –asking employees what barriers they perceive in accepting a transfer offer rather than asking them to evaluate the adequacy of relocation benefits. These deep insights point us to the degree of flexibility that result in higher success rates and allow us to identify which benefits employees consider “need to have” vs “nice to have”.

    Employee priority surveys are particularly useful for organizations looking to optimize spending. These surveys promote investment in elements that deliver good employee value (or the perception of value), while minimizing lower-valued benefits which add unnecessary expense.

    Periodic employee surveys also help Mobility identify small program enhancements over time, spacing out the need for resource-intensive program overhauls. Understanding what employees value and prioritize helps keep your program relevant and value focused over time. 

    Small enhancements to Mobility can make a big difference

    Whether you'd like to review your program or just have some questions that you'd like to discuss, please reach out to our advisory services team today by clicking below now: 

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    Topics: Mobility Policy, Global Mobility, Insights and Experience, Advisory Services, Long-Term Assignment, Long-Term Assignment Benchmark, Coronavirus, COVID-19

    Inez Nomidis

    Written by Inez Nomidis