Eighty-seven percent of companies report using one-way transfers for truly permanent international moves (the employee is not expected to return to the origin). Almost all survey participants report using international one-way transfers in their purest sense: when an employee’s position permanently moves to another country or when there’s a need to build long-term talent capacity in that country – with the key being that these are essentially permanent moves without future mobility envisioned.
Are you thinking about the future of compensation in the United States? Take our short pulse survey to understand how companies are currently structuring compensation in the U.S., and how they’re planning to address the rise of remote work and the proliferation of work locations.
AltoVita recently held its first ever Global Mobility Virtual Symposium. The topics discussed ranged from technology trends in Mobility, the evolving attention to employee experience, sustainable and smart home technology, and female leadership in corporate travel.
We often get asked what qualities a good global mobility professional should have. Efficiency, knowledge of compliance regulations, and numeracy are three that immediately spring to mind. But perhaps more important are empathy, intercultural awareness, and exceptional communication skills. Now, more than ever, these traditionally “softer” skills are what will get your assignees through this pandemic while also feeling well-supported by your global mobility programme.
I’ve been thinking a lot about connectivity lately as the world adapts to online meetings, doctor appointments, family gatherings, and every other life event.
We are excited to announce the upcoming launch of our newly designed client facing site “AIRLinc”. We have been hard at work designing a new interface that is faster and easier to use with new features that are directly tied to our valued client feedback.
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?
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.