Excellence in Global Mobility

NetExpat, KPMG and ABInbev

Winner: NetExpat, KPMG and ABInbev
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This article is taken from the 2022 Relocate and Think Global People Awards supplement.
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Brewer to the world, ABInbev, has a vision, “We dream big to create a future with more cheers.” It is an energising goal – and one the Global Mobility team, headed by ABInbev’s Global Mobility Director, Francois-Xavier Mouton, has proven to have a critical role in achieving.
“Through this initiative with NetExpat and KPMG, AB InBev has increased the number of potential female international candidates willing to move abroad”
This winning collaboration with NetExpat – a leading provider in assessment, training and coaching for mobile employees and their relocating partners – and professional services firm, KPMG, celebrates Global Mobility’s role in delivering strategic corporate goals that sparkle with positivity, efficiency and purpose.Helping to deliver “more cheers”, the partnership demonstrates Global Mobility’s ability to drive innovation, efficiencies and engagement across the wider business by focusing on the wellbeing, purpose and engagement not only of relocating employees, but also of their partners and families.

Helping people connect to their purpose

As part of a wider organisational transformation, ABInbev’s Global Mobility team worked with its partners to redefine relocation support and build future business capability. It has moved from a “we pay” to a “we care” approach, focusing on sustainable policy actions and better aligning partner support with corporate values.Through surveys and feedback, AB Inbev’s Global Mobility team listened to its mobile population. It also drew on the knowledge of collaborative external experts at NetExpat, and KPMG to find a solution that enriched the family and employee experience via a new people-centric policy.Ultimately, by enabling the relocation experience to be supportive for a much wider range of individual circumstances, AbInbev, NetExpat and KPMG are encouraging greater diversity and inclusiveness among global talent pools. Through this initiative with NetExpat and KPMG, ABInbev, which has operations in 50 countries and around 170,000 employees globally, has increased the number of potential female international candidates willing to move abroad.Relocating employees also report greater satisfaction. The partnership has achieved all of this and cost savings through positive change based around support rather than a cost-driven response to market change.

Listening to what people want

Members of the judging panel commended ABInbev, NetExpat and KPMG for demonstrating how Global Mobility supports wellbeing and inclusion, raising productivity and performance in the process.“It is excellent to see a focus on support and tailoring of assistance to individuals and their partners in order to improve diversity within the expatriate workforce,” said the Head Judge in her conclusions.“This is an excellent initiative that demonstrates that listening and responding to employee and partner feedback can result in both a positive experience for assignees, as well as the Global Mobility department that manages them.“It is extremely commendable that ABInbev went against the current trend towards lump-sum approaches and easy administration to arrive at a level of support for its assignees that showed a better duty of care, a more cost-effective approach and a more equitable policy.”“It was a real pleasure to work with our good friends at KPMG and our mutual client ABInbev on this particular project,” said Des McKell, NetExpat’s VP Global Advisory Services, UK & Ireland. “We are thrilled to be recognised by the judging panel with this award. “We love to collaborate to help our clients make really impactful and meaningful changes to their policy, particularly to encourage a more diverse mobile workforce and also to encourage organisations to embrace equity of support for everybody involved.”
The award was collected by Nancy Guidera, Director Global Client Services from NetExpat, also representing KPMG & ABInbev
The award was collected by Nancy Guidera, Director Global Client Services from NetExpat, also representing KPMG & ABInbev. NetExpat acceptance speech from Des Mckell, VP Global Advisory Services
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