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.
Despite the current restrictions on travel, the shift of responsibility for business travellers into the domain of Global Mobility is continuing unabated.
In our ongoing series, AIRINC Insider, we interview our mobility all-stars to share some of their unique insights after years of workforce globalization experience. Jo joined AIRINC as General Manager, EMEA at the end of 2018 after 30 years working for two large Relocation Management Companies (RMCs). Jo has overall responsibility for activity in the EMEA region. She is based in AIRINC’s London office.
Consistently, when I ask people what they like about working in global mobility, they say, “No day is ever the same.” It is that daily diversity that keeps professionals engaged. And no wonder global mobility is so dynamic; it involves so many disciplines, and it is a deeply human field.
The results highlight key challenges and popular solutions that organizations use to enhance the effectiveness of critical cross-border mobility approaches. Increasingly International Business Travel is considered a key strategic global mobility policy offering, and organizations are seeking to streamline administration, capture costs, and ensure compliance.
Earlier this week, AIRINC hosted several industry leaders for a mobility innovation roundtable at our Cambridge, MA headquarters. The roundtable kicked off with a “sneak peak” of results from AIRINC’s latest 2020 Mobility Outlook Survey. Throughout the day attendees discussed current program challenges and the future state of mobility with their peers.
The LTA benchmark provides a comprehensive overview of policies and practices for temporary long-term international assignments. In addition to a detailed look at pre- and post-assignment, relocation, and on-assignment benefits, the benchmark reviews pay and tax approaches, and highlights the trend toward greater flexibility both in policy configuration and in how benefits are delivered.
In the past year, AIRINC has seen a surge in requests for benchmarking information. This is not surprising given that our industry is undergoing tremendous change. During uncertain times, keeping a pulse on evolving practices becomes even more important. While many things in global mobility are different today, there are three main reasons benchmarking has recently increased in importance.
International business travelers and commuters are two of the fastest growing types of international mobility. Designed to meet global short-term business objectives, they also provide organizations with opportunities to address other important goals such as talent development and greater flexibility for both the business and assignee. Join us to learn more about:
International business travel and short-term assignments are two of the fastest growing types of international mobility. Designed to meet global short-term business objectives, they also provide organizations with opportunities to address other important goals such as talent development and greater flexibility for both the business and assignee.