Mobility Optimization Series, Part 6: Mobility Delivers Value by Keeping Costs Down

    Jul 25, 2022 @ 12:07 PM / by Grace Kernohan

    Beijing, China cityscape at the CBD.

    AIRINC recently interviewed six Mobility leaders to learn how they are optimizing their Mobility functions. This interview highlights the sixth and final part of our 6-part series, where we discussed how Mobility delivers value by keeping costs down. 

    For Sarah, the Mobility leader at a global retailer, cost effectiveness is key. Every function in her organization, including Mobility, is expected to operate with value in mind and deliver positive business results. 

    This business-focused mindset informs Sarah's process and programs decisions. The company’s self-service HR model flows through to Mobility which means she invests in more technology than organizations with a high-touch model. Her program intentionally strives for a high employee-to-Mobility headcount ratio. They can sustain their lean team structure by outsourcing daily tasks, including interactions with the business and employees. 

    With their global partners administering the program, the Mobility team focuses on function strategy, including staying current on available technology and actively managing vendor contracts to ensure services deliver maximum value. 

    We appreciate Sarah and our other experienced Mobility leaders for sharing their short-term and long-term strategies with us so we can showcase insights and inspiration for professionals embarking on their own Mobility optimization journey. 

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    More from the series:

    Part 1: Mobility Attracts and Retains Talent

    Part 2: Mobility Fuels Organizational Growth

    Topics: Benchmarking, Mobility Policy, strategic mobility consulting, Advisory Services, trends in global mobility, Strategy, Talent, Partners

    Grace Kernohan

    Written by Grace Kernohan

    Grace Kernohan joined AIRINC in the fall of 2017 working in Client Engagement, and was promoted to Senior Client Engagement Representative in December 2018. As a Client Engagement Representative, she has worked primarily with NGOs, Consumer Goods, and Defense companies of both small and large expatriate programs. In April 2020, she was promoted to Manager of Advisory Services, where she focuses on policy reviews, benchmarking reporting, and mobility consulting. She has worked on a range of projects, from NGO policy suite revisions to pharmaceutical M&A mobility function consulting. She has also traveled internationally performing cost-of-living surveys. She graduated from Union College in 2017 with a BS in mathematics and economics. She is based in Cambridge, MA.