Looking back on some previous holiday posts, I pulled up last year's post (A post of Christmas past - What heads of global mobility want for Christmas this year) and thought why mess with a good thing? (By the way, ask anyone in my family or that I work with, I always laugh at my own jokes and think the food I cook is really good...so the disclaimer is that it's just my opinion on last year's post being good!) But let's bring that baby back and let's hear from people on what's their biggest desire for improving their global mobility program.

This all started a few years back when the original post tapped into an article written by Communicaid entitled, "What heads of global mobility want for Christmas this year?" Some ideas posed in their article were:

  • Focus on and improve the duty of care capabilities of your mobility program.
  • Get a better sense of what your counterparts and team members need out there in other regions to maximize their resources and effectiveness (with both time and money).
  • Improve the overall employee journey for employees experiencing mobility.
  • Educate and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders on program details and processes to prevent exceptions, excessive spending and equity issues, not to mention possible compliance issues.

Building off that last year, we shared that every program has its own unique needs, gaps and ambitions. Are your goals to:

  • improve compliance
  • increase efficiencies
  • develop programs
  • benchmark policies
  • improve the employee experience
  • reduce program spend

While some talent mobility programs need help developing and managing intern programs, others need an upgrade to their global compensation accumulation process. As you spend time assessing the impact of the tax reform on mobility expenses, grappling with the ongoing geo-political instabilities and projected increases in move volumes and considering how best to enhance the employee experience to be better able to attract, develop and retain hard to win talent, what are the top items on your list this year?

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