Weichert Workforce Mobility joined forces with our newest colleagues from TheMIGroup to strengthen our presence at this year’s World at Work Conference.
Some refer to this conference as a “well-kept secret for the mobility industry,” since its target audience is compensation and benefits service providers and purchasers. Curiosity about talent mobility and the “stronger together” message however, did bring great attention to our exhibit booth and helped us make some valuable new connections.
Sharing a booth with TheMIGroup colleagues afforded us a great opportunity to demonstrate our capabilities, and talk about the wide range of services our combined companies offer: everything from consulting and advisory services to in-house tax prep, international assignment management and household goods.
With over 1,800 attendees ranging from Compensation Analysts to HR VPs, this was a perfect opportunity to network with professionals in roles you don’t typically find at mobility industry conferences. It also allowed us to deepen our knowledge of best practices and trends in compensation and benefits.
On the benefits side, there was an eclectic mix of providers, ranging from services connecting dog walkers to dog owners and pet therapists for boosting employee engagement to pop-up style, Uber-like household cleaning services.
Issues and trends discussed at this conference neatly overlap with topics frequently debated within the mobility industry: diversity and inclusiveness, gender and diversity pay equity, executive compensation, and the widening economic divide between executives and the general population.
Laura Levenson, Practice Leader in our Consulting Services group, attended and said that this conference was a great opportunity to get in front of leaders with influence on their companies’ global mobility programs,
“Because this was not our core industry, people seemed genuinely curious about us and stopped by to find out what we do,” said Laura. “People were more engaged and the conversations flowed. Some even talked candidly about the shortcomings of their own relocation departments and programs.”
As an SME in Consulting and Advisory Services, Laura saw great opportunities to advocate and promote our services, while also conveying the unique value proposition we offer with the addition of TheMIGroup’s talent and services.
“This conference not only benefited Weichert but also broadened my knowledge and understanding of the overlap and connectedness of compensation and benefits, as well as some new and creative recruiting, hiring and retaining strategies."Laura Levenson