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By Sarah Hunt, Robert Smith,
and Anna Volinkaty Wheeler

oads of paperwork.
Mindless, manual
tasks. Tedious
reporting. Barely
controlled risks.
Rising costs.
Managing an
international talent base that's constantly on
the move can be a logistical nightmare. Recent
workforce disruption caused by COVID-19 and
an emphasis on " work-anywhere " culture-coupled
with election year uncertainty in the U.S. and
global legislative changes related to taxation and
residency-have only made it more so.
The good news is that advanced technology
is flipping the script. Today, technology plays a
critical role in helping employers understand and
manage complex global workforces and the costs
and compensation related to them. Businesses of
all kinds are increasingly relying on external technology to enhance employee experience, optimize
processes, strengthen compliance, improve tax
planning, and make smarter overall talent-related
business decisions.
For example, data analytics tools can bring
together disparate data sets from HR, travel, and
tax systems in order to assess business travel costs
and risks based on changing economic tides, currency rates, and tax and immigration rules. Mobile

GPS apps can track employees who opt in as they
move around the world. Web-based self-service
tools support relocating employees. And intelligent automation technologies help employers
streamline processes for international assignments,
payroll management, compensation collection, and
legal and tax compliance reporting.
Powerful mobility platforms integrate all these
capabilities into a single environment. Of course,
most employers do not develop these technology
capabilities in-house but rather rely on vendors
to meet specific business needs or to help manage
end-to-end mobility processes. Selecting which
technology provider to work with is no doubt one
of the most important decisions talent mobility
leaders can make.
Not all mobility technology is created equal.
And not all providers will be the right fit for a
particular organization. A poor choice can lead
to issues from the start, turning what could be
a smooth implementation into a lengthy-and
costly-one. Down the road, the consequences can
be even more serious both financially and strategically, including the inability to scale mobility
systems as the business changes and grows.
A case study involving multinational snack
food company Mondel─ôz International highlights how to plan and manage international
workforces using a variety of technologies-and
offers guidance for any employer seeking to
optimize mobility management using technology. The goal is to help businesses successfully
meet their global talent management objectives
by knowing what factors to consider and which
red flags to watch for as they evaluate potential
mobility providers.

Make Sure the Vendor Knows
Your Business
New mobility technology doesn't exist in a
vacuum. It connects to the internal guts of your
organization-scores of interconnected processes
that drive your operations, delivered on the broad
technology ecosystem your company already uses.

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https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_072020
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_062020
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_052020
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_042020
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_032020
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_022020
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_012020
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_122019
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_112019
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_102019
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_092019
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_082019
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_072019
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_062019
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_052019
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_042019
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_032019
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_022019
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/WERC/mobility_012019
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