Reimagining the operating model for global mobility services

As organizations move into the recovery stage of the pandemic, new demands on global talent mobility teams are ramping up.

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Employees want more flexible remote work options. Technology and virtual work are influencing new talent mobility options. Tax and regulatory risks from business travel are rising as governments and societies demand more data and accountability about a business’s activities and contributions. Companies are looking to reduce costs, go digital and refocus their teams on delivering value.Amid the disruption and uncertainty of recent times, it may be difficult to know how these demands are influencing the corporate global mobility functions of tomorrow. The following are 10 predictions on how global mobility functions may evolve over the next few years.
  1. Work from anywhere is here to stay.
  2. Talent mobility is expected to bounce back with more options.
  3. Global talent mobility teams expected to embrace Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals and practices.
  4. Virtual temporary assignments could be here to stay.
  5. Compliance will command even more focus.
  6. Advances in technology will continue to reshape global mobility operating models.
  7. More focus on data analytics should lead to better reporting and more predictive insights.
  8. Global mobility teams will embed corporate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives across their activities.
  9. Global mobility and talent management will unite as one talent mobility team.
  10. Managed services could become an increasingly vital part of the global mobility landscape.
In summary, companies and businesses may want to reimagine how they view their mobility and talent functions as they merge into nimble talent mobility teams in a complex environment rife with risk, compliance, and regulatory challenges. At the same time, we anticipate they’ll apply new processes, technologies, and skills to support the business with more efficiency and use data-driven insights to deliver value. Based on the transformations already seen in progress, we believe the future will see talent mobility functions that are digitized, leaner, more focused on talent, more inclusive, and more integrated as true strategic partners with the business.
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