Coins spill out of an upturned jar and tumble to the floor. A thin layer of coins remains inside the jar as the spilled coins spread into the foreground. On the right-hand side is written, Global Mobility and Talent Management are two different coins. In the bottom left it says, Talent Management through GM. The RES Forum logo is on the bottom right.

by Stephen Fogarty, Scalrr Co-Founder and Executive Recruiter   While the recent RES Forum research paper posits that Global Mobility (GM) is crucial for attracting diverse talent, I believe its focus is too narrow. I agree with the research that GM is still an important factor, especially for multinational organizations, but I believe the paper […]

I can’t ask about their children

May 30, 2024 |
In an illustrated image, two boys stand hand in hand against a split backdrop. They’re both in the right half, with more background showing on the left. Behind the boy on the right is an urban environment with an office building rising behind the child. On the left, it’s rural with a scattering of houses, a large tree and greenery in the distance. The boy on the right has brown hair, wears glasses, a green sweater and light-coloured trousers. The boy on the left has lighter brown hair swept to the side, he has a blue hoodie and pink trousers. Both are smiling. On the left it reads, “I can’t ask about their children.” Then, “Shaping the future of Global Mobility.” The RES Forum logo is in the bottom right.

Karlijn Jacobs, Ombudsperson for International Children, Expat Valley “I can’t ask about their children,” is one of the comments I frequently hear from Global Mobility specialists when talking about supporting their employees’ family relocation experience. Also: “I don’t want to overstep any boundaries”, “I assume they will talk about this with their own community”, or […]

Now is the time to embrace diversity

May 16, 2024 |
Two hands cup together to hold a tiny globe and a rainbow of six cut out stick figures. In the top right corner it says, “Now is the time to embrace diversity”. In the bottom left corner it says, "Shaping the future of global mobility.” And in the bottom right is the RES Forum logo.

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 […]

On a black backround. Filling the right-hand side, the earth is surrounded by a network of interconnected nodes joined by a rainbow of lines that glow faintly. To the left, it says “What is the role of the supplier in the changing landscape of DEIB in Global Mobility?” Beneath that, “Shaping the future of Global Mobility”. At the bottom, on the right-hand side is the RES Forum logo.

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 […]

A black and white image showing a single person sat in the left-most of a row of four chairs silhouetted against a large window that overlooks an airport. The wing of an aeroplane extends from the right-hand side of the image almost as far as the person. The chairs are reflected in the shiny floor, with two rows running perpendicular to the row the person is sat on. On the right-hand side to the top of the image are the words “The Future of Global Mobility based on pandemic and pre-pandemic behaviours.” In the bottom left it says, “A potential paradigm shift in Global Mobility?” The RES Forum logo is to the bottom right.

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, […]

A low down shot across a wide grassy field that becomes a line of trees about halfway up the image. A light frost along the ground and a low mist that obscures the background makes the image feel wintery. The low sun, peering out about the trees, combined with the frost suggests it’s early morning. In the top right corner, it says “Global Mobility – a never-ending game of whack-a-mole.” In the bottom right corner, it says “Mastering New Work with SAFE(R) Global Mobility.” The RES Forum

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 |
A snow covered tree stands proudly on a snowy, rocky outcrop in the foreground to the righthand side. Behind it, the gray sea blends into a pink sky with light clouds. Across the top is written, “Resilience is the fee for a seat at the top table.” In the bottom left is written “Resilience and GM, lessons learned and the road ahead.” The RES Forum logo is in the bottom right.

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 |
A hand holds a light bulb against a pink background with the words technological resilience in global mobility and resilience and GM, lessons learned and the road ahead. The RES Forum

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 […]