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.
In recent months, several major oil companies expanded their offshore drilling operations in Guyana to include neighboring Suriname. The entry into Suriname was facilitated by the country’s shifting political climate and the economic vulnerability triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the sudden arrival of expatriates into the capital, Paramaribo, the housing market is already experiencing considerable strain.
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.
AIRINC is pleased to announce that Jason Tang is the new APAC Region Deputy Leader. Jason moves into the role that Fred Schlomann recently vacated after 25+ years of service.
Join us for a fun way to test your mobility trivia knowledge. Compete with your peers to answer fun questions such as: Which of the following 4 countries has the most expensive gas/petrol prices? Which of the following 4 cities has the lowest average rent for a family of four? Which of the following 4 countries is the most expensive for a Netflix subscription?
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.
Global Mobility Top 100 Service Providers: AIRINC is one of several organizations partnering with Benivo to support this initiative, so we asked some of our clients around the world what qualities and strengths they thought top service providers should possess. Here’s what they came up with:
Since March of 2020, more than 450,000 Australian citizens and permanent residents returned home on the advice of the Australian Federal Government. International travel was becoming increasingly complex and many countries established travel restrictions or closed borders.
On March 11th, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021, representing a $1.9 trillion tax and spending package targeted towards economic recovery and health impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. The new law, supported and fast-tracked by Congressional Democrats and the White House, contains a wide array of provisions. Among those relevant to individuals, ARPA provides another round of direct stimulus payments to eligible taxpayers, temporarily increases several low and middle income tax credits, includes significant state and local assistance, funds vaccine production and distribution, and extends the federal supplement to state unemployment benefits through September 6, 2021.