Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) is a trending topic in Mobility. This spring, AIRINC ran a pulse survey to learn more about the latest trends in Global Mobility. Keep reading to learn more about the results!
Recently, I was privileged to speak at The European Relocation Association (EuRA)’s annual summit. This network supports service providers as they help their clients with globally mobile employees.
When asked about DE&I and how it relates to Global Mobility, the most common theme heard from mobility professionals is “this will be an increasing area of focus for us” or “we’re just starting to think about it”.
The voice of the business and assignees is important: Gathering feedback through Voice of the Customer (VOC) surveys of both assignees and the business is essential to measuring success and creating a best-in-class mobility program. It is inspiring to see the automotive industry leading the charge in listening to their customers to understand what they value and how Global Mobility can deliver on those needs.
2020 was the most challenging year for Global Mobility. However, it gave mobility teams the time to reflect and demonstrate their value and global perception to their overall organizations. Global Mobility’s goals remain steadfast in a pre-, during-, and post-COVID-19 world: to help attract and retain key global talent. The results from Pharmaceutical companies in the Mobility Outlook Survey indicate this mission is still in the forefront for the coming year with increased focus on how mobility can best serve their customers, business functions, and assignees.
The landscape for shipping was already bad when the Ever Given got stuck in the Suez Canal. The pandemic had already caused a shipping container shortage, driving up the cost of shipments worldwide. The recent Suez Canal blockage will presumably only add to the misery of expensive and delayed shipments. The timing for the mobility industry could not be worse.
Takeaways from the 2021 Mobility Outlook Survey: Oil and Gas After a year like 2020, it is no surprise that many industries are looking to change and adapt their global mobility policies and programs. The Oil & Gas industry is no exception. Let’s take a look at what changes we can expect for global mobility in the Oil & Gas industry.
Many companies are currently focused on enhancing their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) initiatives. Global mobility professionals are being asked to adapt their policies to follow suit. But translating overall company initiatives into the mobility landscape isn’t as easy as one would hope.
Takeaways from the 2021 Mobility Outlook Survey: Financial Services 2020 was a very challenging year for Global Mobility. However, it gave mobility teams the time to reflect and demonstrate their value and global perception to their overall organizations. Global Mobility’s goals remain steadfast in a pre-, during-, and post-COVID-19 world: to help attract and retain key global talent.
About a year ago, we reported over a third of companies we surveyed were considering implementing some type of core/flex mobility policy. Since then, Global Mobility professionals have had to deal with many COVID-related challenges around assignments and physical relocations, as well as counsel and support their organizations regarding new types of global work patterns such as virtual assignments and remote work.