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Peak employee experiences: Considering work culture trends and global mobility

O.C. Tanner develops strategic employee recognition and reward solutions that help people accomplish and appreciate great work. In a recent paper "5 Culture Trends for 2019 - What's new in the Workplace Culture" it explains that companies that are looking to attract, engage and retain top talent should anticipate and leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.  

It breaks down the five key trends for 2019 and lays out what you can do to tap into these trends to benefit your own company:

  1. A lack of connection and renewed focus on social and emotional wellbeing
  2. The rise of technology integration in HR
  3. The switch from engagement to peak employee experiences
  4. Millennials becoming leaders, as Gen Z enters the workplace
  5. The move to continuous performance management

So, how does global mobility relate? While all of the trends listed above impact mobile talent with your company, one of the areas where we see a major connection to initiatives within global mobility is with number three which is the focus on creating peak employee experiences. Our economy has moved full speed ahead past extracting commodities, making goods and delivering services to staging experiences. Global mobility teams are getting on the experience train and re-evaluating policies, processes, technologies and anything else that can be identified as impacting the mobile employee experience. 

All the statistics are out there on why this is the right call. Research from Jacob Morgan shows that companies focusing on the peak employee experience are: 

According to a recent white paper, "Today’s best places to work know that every communication, every tool, every conversation with a leader—from recruitment to retirement— plays a role in connecting employees to purpose, accomplishment, and one another." Is your mobility program on the same page with your company? If our company is not demanding it, are you able to lead the charge?

Try some of the following to support your efforts or get you pointing in the right direction:

The workplace is constantly evolving. As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. New research from the 2018 Global Culture Study uncovers 5 big culture trends for 2019. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should anticipate and leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive. Check out the five latest culture trends and how you can prepare for them.


work culture, global mobility, talent attraction, employee experience, trends, talent management, employee rewards, talent retention