Increasing globalisation is prompting companies to consider more international moves of their people than ever before. Unfortunately, many are relying on workforce mobility programmes that were designed for different times. The result? Elaborate and expensive packages, exceptions become the norm, soaring programme and administrative costs, all with escalating regulatory and compliance risks. Companies are now looking to design and optimise their global mobility programme and to align mobility to their overall business strategy ensuring that the right talent is in the right position, at the right time and at the right cost.
As global competition accelerates and companies start to move into emerging markets; we can no longer afford to treat global mobility as a niche activity that provides high-touch and high-cost services to a small group of employees.
A smarter approach transforms global mobility into a configurable model that’s fast, flexible, cost efficient and aligned with changing business and talent objectives. This requires integrating global mobility with the organisation’s Human Resource (HR) and talent strategies and service delivery model while considering the unique challenges of managing worldwide workforce. That’s no small task.
We’ve helped some of the world’s largest multi-national companies transform their global workforce mobility programmes, providing insight and experience across the full spectrum of talent management, total rewards, technology, service delivery model optimisation and process re-design.
We have also recently developed a Global Mobility Innovation Lab which provides an opportunity to take time out of business as usual and take a step back to review and benchmark a company's mobility programme to identify optimisation opportunities.