Global mobility trends in 2019
17 March, 2019Erika
In terms of international mobility, this year is marked by companies’ social and environmental responsibility; new work models provided by technology, new corporate values and strategies, and of course, the trade tensions caused by Brexit.
Crown World Mobility, provider of domestic and international workforce mobility solutions, has predicted the global mobility trends for 2019 and anticipates a year full of challenges and changes at the enterprise level.
Treat your employee like a customer
One of the most significant points in the report is emotional support and the employee experience in the workplace. Facilities that offer expatriate employees information and support throughout the relocation process is one of the key needs.
Diversity and inclusion
Diversity and inclusion are on the rise and this year will be among the measures most sought-after by workers. A challenge for companies will be to deliver policies that promote equality and company-wide programmes that offer employee the necessary support in cases of disability or discrimination.
Flexible and adaptable
Millennials demand other types of support, depending on the assignments companies offers them. They expect versatility and autonomy, rewards such as online and offline training, flexibility in their employment and accommodation options, as well as practical options for their transfer.
Technology, sure – but humanity too
Companies must seek a balance between technology and human interaction to improve the experience of the expatriate worker. Technological solutions for finding accommodation or budget management platforms ease the redeployment process, but nothing is as important as personally meeting the employee’s needs.
Expert advisors in international mobility
Global mobility advisors will be challenged to design more flexible relocation policies, to offer jobs with innovative rewards and to search for new talent. The evolution of professional experts in international mobility will be reflected in the new forms of support and advice for workers, and in their capacity to discover new skills and abilities in the labour market.
Creative solutions for new challenges is the motto for 2019. Companies must design effective solutions for new employee profiles, such as separated families, the increase in female assignments and same-sex couples.
If the employee is well, the company will be better
Today’s workers prioritise the reconciliation of family life and work life and they expect greater attention on the part of their employer. Companies can support the well-being of expatriate employees by offering community services, medical services, personal development, healthy food options, access to physical activities or cash payments, according to their needs.
We are convinced that it will be a year of transformation […] We hope the trends for 2019 will inspire new ways of thinking, new practices and innovative solutions in companies’ mobility programmes
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