Perspective in Global Mobility is important, and we work hard to bring unique insights from across the world of mobility and the many facets it covers. The interview below is with AIRINC APAC's Client Solution Manager, Wei Wu, who is a Chinese National and completed a two-year assignment at our headquarters in Cambridge before transferring to our AIRINC Hong Kong office.
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?
AIRINC is pleased to announce that Jeff Hawk is the new Americas Region Leader. Jeff moves into the vacant Americas role that Morgan Crosby transitioned from to take on the newly created Global Growth Leader. With 27 years of mobility experience, Jeff brings significant and varied experience to the role; he has led the data operations group, served as a senior client engagement director, and managed the EMEA region as an expatriate himself. These varied experiences from personal to client to detailed data methodologies will serve him well in his new role.
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.
Employee experience is a top priority for 73% of participants in 2020. Organizations can deliver a positive experience when they view mobility from the perspective of the employee throughout the process of attracting, relocating, and (when required) repatriating employees.
The outbreak of COVID-19 began to impact Hong Kong in late January, following the initial spread of the virus in mainland China. In the first weeks of the outbreak, supply of hygiene related goods, like masks and hand sanitizer, was unable to meet the sharp increase in demand.
Mobility’s scope of responsibility continues to broaden, challenging the function’s ability to advise their customers in a progressively complex global business environment.
Join our webinar for a review of the 2020 Mobility Outlook Survey results and a discussion on: What companies care about today and have planned for the coming year; how companies are enhancing the employee experience; and ways companies are delivering flexibility to the business and employees.