2019 is starting with a bang! From the ongoing U.S. Government shutdown, to the uncertainty around the looming Brexit deadline, to the impact on immigration from the global shift towards nationalism/protectionism, there are a number of significant issues within the U.S. and abroad that can potentially affect your mobile workforce.
There is good news though! The start of the new year is the perfect time to pause and reflect on your mobility program. Join our host, Jennifer Connell, SCRP, SGMS-T, Practice Leader in Weichert’s Advisory Services Group, on Thursday January 24th as she explores the nine most influential mobility trends of 2019 that you need to know to ensure your mobility program is operating at maximum efficiency.
Jennifer will review current hot topics in the news and in our industry, and will discuss policy best practices to ensure you are not only aware of these pressing concerns but are well prepared to address them within your mobility program.
“We will take a sneak peek into the changes in how companies traditionally do business that will have an impact on how they move their talent, with immigration being one of nine hot topics I will be discussing,” Jennifer explains. “Some of these trends you may not know about– just yet—and others will be reviewed in a new light.”
One topic that will be discussed is the U.S. government shutdown, currently the longest in U.S. history. George Herriage, President of our Allegiance Government Relocation group, sees a short-term impact due to volume declines.
“Eventually the government will fully reopen and business will trend back to normal,” said George. “The bigger concern is the lasting impression on future government employees. No one wants uncertainty as to when they’ll get their next paycheck, and the constant specter of a shutdown may cause talented people to avoid government jobs.”
Another topic is Brexit, which everyone has been speculating about since Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal was rejected by 230 votes—the largest defeat for a sitting government in history. Developments around Brexit are still unfolding and the official departure of the UK from the EU in March 2019 will surely have an impact on mobility.
“We are seeing two approaches in preparation for the law in March,” says Paul Barnes, our EMEA Vice President, Client Relations. “While some companies are taking the wait-and-see approach, others are already relocating outside of the UK.”
Don’t miss the opportunity to join with the hundreds of mobility professionals already registered for this webinar on Thursday, January 24 at 2:00pm ET, as we explore the fascinating 2019 mobility landscape and share an eye-opening and interesting discussion on best practices for some of the most impactful mobility policy trends.