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.
The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup started on June 7. Along with much of the world, we've been following along closely - cheering and thinking about the stats (because we love data) from the games so far. Below are some of the fun facts we've dug up:
Do you need to quickly and easily calculate airfare for travel allowances? Save time and source credible data for your budgets with AIRINC's Airfare Database. This database is flexible with various options to align with your travel practices and policy.
If you're like most companies, you probably view Home Leave budgeting as a time- and money-consuming challenge. Whether you use a blend of lump sum/cash allowances, reimbursement, tickets booked directly through corporate travel, or a choice between these options, difficulties often arise; they’re unavoidable!
Airfare is an essential for a majority of international assignments, and dependable airfare data is crucial to effectively managing costs. Mobility programs spend millions on:
Think ahead about Home Leave and Holiday Travel! Last minute bookings are an average 20% more than trips that are booked three weeks or more in advance!