Over the past several years, tremendous strides have been made in big data and workforce analytics, with more and more companies now able to quantify the relationships that demonstrate why “mobility matters.”
That was the premise of a groundbreaking article on workforce mobility analytics that became a must-read for relocation professionals and an excellent primer for tracking that ever-elusive mobility ROI.
And now, we are proud to announce that the authors of that piece, our own Ellie Sullivan, SVP of our Advisory Services group, and Amy Parrent, Head of Global Talent Mobility at Vanguard, have received the 2018 Mobility Editorial Achievement Award from Worldwide ERC®.
In the article, Amy shares her first-hand experience in working to create meaningful hindsight, actionable insights and predictable foresights to help her company derive greater value from its mobile workforce. Ellie supplements this with practical advice for “first timers” looking for ways to leverage data (and detecting trends in that data) to make better mobility decisions.
For example, the article suggests, “you should sort and analyze data you already have on turnover, advancement, and engagement to learn what is most important—i.e., if expatriates are less engaged than other employees, interview them and find out why. Consider mining LinkedIn to determine where previous expats have landed to reinforce the cost of attrition. With these analytics, you can build a business case for implementing best practices, making better decisions, and even a modest improvement in attrition can produce.”
You can download the full article here. And for those keeping score, this is the second consecutive year that a Weichert author has earned this esteemed prize; “Workforce Mobility Lessons… from Van Halen” by Tim McCarney, SCRP, SGMS, earned the 2017 Editorial Achievement Award.
Truly, this is the age of inspired keyboards.