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Mobility
Navigating the
Mobility Landscape
10 suggestions to improve your global programme.
By Ed Hannibal
Recent research from Mercer reports that most multinational
employers intend to increase the number of employees they
send on both long-term and short-term global assignments
over the next two years. The goal of most relocation
programmes is to attract and transfer the right employees
for the right amount of time-all while controlling costs.
Here are 10 ways to help navigate the global mobility
landscape.
1. Step back and get some perspective. Knowing where
your assignment policies stand versus those of your
peers is an important first step in maintaining an
effective global mobility programme. Some of your
policies may vary significantly from those of your
competitors. Employers need to know where their
mobility programmes fit in the competitive landscape,
and decide how to adjust outlying elements. As the
general economy emerges from an austere, cost-cutting
time, some employers may find they have reduced too
much to remain competitive. Other employers that have
not benchmarked their plans for years may find that
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they are overpaying in areas such as incentive premiums
or housing for mobile employees. That variation may
be justified, but employers should at least know its
direction and extent.
2. Get assignee feedback from the right source. Surprisingly,
assignees rarely express dissatisfaction about their
compensation and allowances in opinion surveys.
But issues that typically bother them most-poor
communications, lack of relocation support, ineffective
service providers, and repatriation planning-cannot
be fixed simply by spending more money. To get
candid feedback that can result in meaningful policy
improvements, consider using a third party. Such
companies supplement surveys with interviews and
focus groups. Having an unbiased party involved will
garner more honest responses.
3. Expand your map. Many employers are pushing beyond
typical expatriate locations of Hong Kong, Shanghai,
London, and Dubai to less typical ones. As the global

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