Global Mobility

Companies move employees internationally for a variety of reasons, including filling workforce gaps in particular countries and providing professional development opportunities to future leaders. Employers spend a significant amount of financial and human resources on planning and coordinating these international assignments. In fact, cost of international assignments is a top mobility-related concern of global employers, even as the number of mobile employees is projected to increase significantly in the near future. Given high costs, employers are focusing on how they can best ensure that international assignments are successful, which may mean tweaking selection, preparation, employee/family support and repatriation policies and programs.

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Global Mobility Questionnaire Global Mobility Questionnaire: A Tool for Employers and Potential Assignees
This questionnaire provides a set of factors and comparison points that potential international assignees should consider before accepting an assignment. Human resources, benefits and mobility staff should also use these questions to start conversations with assignees or build tools that that will help candidates make informed decisions.

Global Mobility Quick Survey Report Global Mobility Quick Survey Report
This survey report shows how global companies are handling mobility events.

Global Talent Mobility Strategy: A Competitive Advantage Global Talent Mobility Strategy: A Competitive Advantage
This presentation showcases Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.'s approach to aligning talent development and mobility strategies globally.



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