As our industry continues to evaluate the impact of the global pandemic on mobility, one world traveler weighs in on the toughest, and most elusive question: Will employees want to move post-coronavirus?
It still seems a little surreal that after years of discussion and negotiation, we are now a month post-Brexit. Yet, questions still remain: what will happen after the transition period and how will it impact global mobility?
Everyone’s talking about the gig economy these days, and the mobility industry is no exception. The “gig economy” is a labor pool characterized by non-traditional, short-term working relationships, typically independent in nature (think Uber for freelancers).
I experienced an earthquake in Miami and fortunately, nothing happened. The experience reminded all of us the need to be ready with best practices for natural disasters, not only for us personally, but also for our assignees and clients.
When you think of global mobility, the Chinese New Year celebration may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But for international assignees moving into Asia, it is actually something they may want to consider.
Over the past several months, Hong Kong has been experiencing significant political unrest, resulting in a difficult and unique experience for everyone in Hong Kong including the foreign expats who reside here.
Did you know that the New Year isn’t always at the same time depending on where you live? And we don’t mean just because of time zones – the common date is January 1st, if you follow the Gregorian calendar, that is.
Your mobile employee has just accepted a new international job offer, and with this will come a new language to learn, a new culture to experience and on top of all the “new” they have children who will be attending a new school.
With international assignments, the fear of moving across countries, experiencing a new culture, learning a new language, and so much more impacts a decision to relocate. Fears are heightened further when there is a family moving too.