Prior to the current pandemic, a 2018 study by GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com highlighted that just 3.6% of the United States labor force worked remotely 50% or more of the time.
As indicated in our recent survey on the impact of COVID-19 on global mobility, many companies have repatriated their assignees given work stoppage and/or safety concerns in the host locations. As a result, some of these assignees are now back to their pre-assignment home country arrangement, including their home benefit plans.
The function responsible for moving employees across borders and ensuring that they arrive at their work location safely and legally is mostly called the Global Mobility function. In 2020, is this still the right term? Over the past decade, the function has grown, becoming more strategic and taking on many new or expanded responsibilities, including:
AIRINC is looking forward to exhibiting at the upcoming WorldatWork Virtual Conference & Exhibition: 2020 Total Resilience. The conference will run for nine weeks and starts on Wednesday, July 8th.
Jeremy Piccoli and I joined a panel discussion during the Leaders in Global Mobility 2020 conference on June 23rd. We were joined by tax specialists Graeme McLean, Group Head of Employment Tax and Global Mobility at Sage and Preetam Kerai, International Employment Tax Lead of Centrica. Our tax panel discussion was moderated by Brian Friedman of Benivo.
AIRINC's President and CEO, Steve Brink, and Global Growth Leader, Morgan Crosby were the featured guests of Benivo's The View From The Top Live broadcast on Wednesday July 1, alongside host Brian Friedman, and series regulars Michelle Durkin of Benivo and Julia Onslow-Cole of Fragoman.
Next Wednesday, Benivo's The View From The Top Live with host Brian Friedman welcomes AIRINC's President and CEO, Steve Brink, and Global Growth Leader, Morgan Crosby. We look forward to a lively and engaging session that will cover a wide range of hot topics impacting Global Mobility right now.
AIRINC’s recent pulse survey on virtual assignments finds that this emerging type of mobility is top of mind for mobility professionals. Virtual assignments are defined as an arrangement in which the employee lives in one country but performs their job remotely in another country.
Do companies already have a policy in place to address this type of mobility? Virtual assignments are defined as an arrangement in which the employee lives in one country but performs their job remotely for another country. Please participate in this brief pulse survey to understand more about this emerging area of mobility.