As autumn sets in and the days get shorter, the thoughts of many assignees turn towards their plans for the holiday season and booking their home leave trip.
China announced that it will be requiring negative COVID-19 tests within 48 hours of departure from all inbound travelers from their last departure airport. Anyone that is flying into China on a non-direct flight will be required to get a rapid test in the city they depart the final flight into China or extend their layover to get a COVID test.
After a difficult past year, the UEFA European Football Championship (the EUROs) 2020 finally kicks off this Friday, one year later than planned, when Italy entertain Turkey in Rome’s 70,000 capacity Stadio Olimpico.
We often get asked what qualities a good global mobility professional should have. Efficiency, knowledge of compliance regulations, and numeracy are three that immediately spring to mind. But perhaps more important are empathy, intercultural awareness, and exceptional communication skills. Now, more than ever, these traditionally “softer” skills are what will get your assignees through this pandemic while also feeling well-supported by your global mobility programme.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an ongoing impact to travel around the world. For global mobility programs that support home leave travel costs such as airfare,
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.
COVID-19 is impacting everyone, everywhere, and its sphere of influence changes almost daily. Of all the places facing change and uncertainty, the airline industry is at the forefront. News of airlines facing bankruptcy and impending doom cloud the headlines globally. As Global Mobility specialists, we examine 110,000 fares on a quarterly basis so that we can deliver our clients the most up-to-date information to support their assignees. Now, more than ever, we know that you need quick answers and accurate estimates to support your international and domestic assignees that need to return home during this sweeping pandemic.
According to AIRINC’s 2020 Mobility Outlook Survey, Global Mobility’s top priorities for 2020 include enhancing the employee experience (73%), redesigning the mobility program (56%), and simplifying the program (52%). So how can Mobility accomplish these goals?
Instant access travel allowances are now available based on the most common airfare parameters: non-refundable peak travel fare. If your policy supports specific airfare parameters, configured airfare allowances are also available with minimal set-up time. Available configurations include:
While AIRINC has an international survey team that travels globally each quarter to collect data, we as a company are all travelers. To share and connect as a group, we host a photo contest annually and hang the winner’s picture in our Cambridge headquarters, helping to decorate our still new-feeling office at 675 Massachusetts Ave.