Now is the time to embrace diversity

May 16, 2024 |
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Damian Porter, Noah Mobility International work is undergoing a paradigm shift, greatly impacting the Global Mobility function within organizations. As the landscape evolves, GM holds a crucial role in fostering diversity and inclusion (DEI) across the talent pipeline, from recruitment to leadership. Before it goes too far, we need to delve into the intersection of […]

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Pauline Houston, Senior Vice President Business Development, SilverDoor In recent years, there has been an encouraging shift in the priorities of global governments and corporates regarding the safety, security, and well-being of their people and the ethical practices of their supply chains. Businesses are increasingly demanding compliance to DEIB metrics from their vendors and providers. […]

The Continued Evolution of Global Mobility

Feb 29, 2024 |

Global Mobility Leader, Technology Sector I find one of the important attributes of the RES Forum is its involvement in academic studies and commentary on Global Mobility. Central to this is the access they provide to thought leaders and researchers such as Michael Dickmann, Benjamin Bader and Rodrigo Mello. This article and its associated research […]

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Francine Smith, Senior Global Mobility Consultant, IPM Global   Global Mobility has undergone significant disruption in recent years. As we reflect on the new post-pandemic era, organizations will surely face further unprecedented challenges and opportunities. This piece considers a few of those trends shaping the future landscape of global mobility, and the need for agility, […]

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by Nicky Taylor, Head of Corporate Global Mobility at Nestlé   As the world emerges from the uncertainty and volatility of the last few years, GM functions are feeling the pressure. Nothing new there, mobility teams have always been under pressure, right? Well yes. Perhaps we didn’t appreciate it at the time, but on reflection […]

Resilience is the fee for a seat at the top table

Oct 12, 2023 |
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by Carla Foden, Growth Leader and Managing Consultant at Gallagher Pre COVID-19 GM was seen, in many cases, as a non-revenue generating blocker. The idea that GM could be a major player seemed to be blue sky thinking. Only those with significantly sized programmes had the luxury of being pro-active and strategic.   Post pandemic, […]

Technological resilience in Global Mobility

Sep 7, 2023 |
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Written by Damian Porter, Noah Mobility   Resilience in Global Mobility (GM) involves coping with disruption, adapting to changing circumstances and maintaining efficiency in mobility services. COVID-19 is a striking example of a disruption that severely impacted our GM world. Borders closed, flights were grounded, and travel restrictions were enforced, leaving millions stranded and businesses […]

Global Mobility’s future, a Canadian view

Aug 10, 2023 |

Written by Lisa Hulet, VP of Business Development, Sirva A look back In the 1990’s in Canada, companies primarily relocated middle-aged employees (typically men) accompanied by their spouse and children. They were typically offered a Guaranteed Home Sale program, and the relocation packages were quite robust. The companies that relocated most frequently were Canada’s five […]

Illustration of two brothers holding hands in different nations. "Navigating the choppy waters of international parenting." "Expat Children and their role in successful global mobility." "The RES Forum."

Written by David Enser, RES Forum Director The first, somewhat bold, statement I’d like to make is that many organisations are out of touch with what constitutes a family. Most now acknowledge that the married couple cliché, the 2.4 children, etc. are no longer to be assumed. But experience shows that many haven’t got their […]

It’s time for child friendly global mobility

Apr 11, 2023 |

Written by Karlijn Jacobs, Ombudsperson for International Children, Expat Valley If it weren’t for my husband’s boss to step in and resolve the issue with our landlord, we would have repatriated over a washing machine that caught fire. It was never about the cost of the washing machine though. We had just found out we […]