Diversity and Inclusion as a Global Mobility Policy

This article originally appeared in The RES Forum Annual Report 2018.

Global Mobility is innately an advocate for diversity. We move people all over the world to increase business intelligence, global mindsets, and diversity of thought. We encourage and advocate for cultural competence when we send expats to a foreign country. However, how often are we aligning with diversity and inclusion leaders to achieve the strategic goals for the company?

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by Melanie Klaschka

Buying move management services

fams-webThere are many variables to consider when it comes to securing the right move management supplier to meet your company's requirements. Harmony Relocation Network recently published a white paper which offers technical details and guidance to organizations so that they get the best value for their investment in household goods services.

Significant program expenses, which may not be initially apparent, can be saved by understanding how to make fair comparisons of services offered, what to include in Requests for Quotations (RFQs) and how to effectively manage procurement. 

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Having a partner to help navigate the complexities of buying move management services can make all the difference. Contact Lexicon Relocation today for more information

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by Melanie Klaschka

How GDPR affects global mobility

What is GDPR?

Enacted in 2016 – the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an European Union law that creates stricter laws around the collection, use and distribution of personal data relating to European citizens and residents.

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by Helio DeAndrade

Kuala Lumpur emerging as hot-spot for multinational companies

Global mobility experts are excited about Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital, as an emerging market for relocating  employees. Referred to as A City of Opportunity, it offers multiple socioeconomic, security and financial incentives for multinational companies. More than 70 Forbes Global 2000 companies have used Kuala Lumpur as their preferred hub to relocate, expand or enter the Asian market.

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by Spring Zhou

Prepare for Brexit’s impact on your relocating employees

In June 2016, the United Kingdom (UK) voted to leave the European Union (EU). On March 29, 2017, the UK officially invoked article 50, a clause in the EU’s Lisbon Treaty that outlines the steps to be taken by a country seeking to leave the EU voluntarily, kicking off a two-year countdown to this departure, which is widely referred to as Brexit.


by Melanie Klaschka

What the Winter Games can teach us about extended business travel

Winter games and extended business travel

Today, a very special ceremony marks the opening of the 2018 Winter Games. Athletes from all over the globe will gather in South Korea to represent their countries and compete for gold.

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by Melanie Klaschka

A Reference Tool: The Impacts of Tax Reform on Global Mobility

2018 Tax Reform Bill - Global Mobility Impacts

The President signed H.R. 1, also known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, into law after the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate approved the final version of the bill in December 2017. As the global mobility community assesses the effects the tax reform will have on our industry, companies are also evaluating the impact on their organizations, budgets and strategies. Lexicon® Relocation has developed this reference tool to help guide our clients and partners along the way.

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by Melanie Klaschka

2018 Tax Reform: The Impact on Global Mobility

Lexicon® Relocation and Peter K. Scott, Tax Counsel for the Worldwide ERC, discuss the 2018 Tax Reform Bill and its potential impacts on global mobility. 

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by Michelle Dopps

How do you measure the effectiveness of your mobility program?

measuring mobility.jpgAt this year's Employee Relocation Council Global Workforce Symposium in Chicago, Lexicon® Relocation asked attendees to share with us their strategies on how they measure the effectiveness of their mobility programs.

Transferee satisfaction: 42% of respondents felt that an employee survey provided the best measure of success of a mobility program.
It is no surprise that the traditional measurement of 'noise' surrounding an employee's relocation experience is still a barometer for determining the effectiveness of a mobility program. Global mobility and HR professionals often span multiple roles in conjunction with managing an RMC and their program. When customer satisfaction is low and noise is high, it adds to the workload of the HR team.

Technology and data analytics: 29% of surveyed visitors expressed they needed or were interested in learning more about technology tools to gather data on their programs.
The industry continues to look for the appropriate technology to collect, analyze and report data. HR professionals are eager to find data and predictive analytics tools that will enable them to define the most successful profile of an assignee, understand trends to enhance program objectives and leverage data for accurate forecasting.

ROI and retention rates: 17% of respondents indicated employee ROI and retention rates were a primary factor in determining success.
More and more, HR professionals are looking for the right formula on how to best identify key metrics needed to effectively measure ROI on employee assignments. While meeting business needs and hidden costs were identified as two metrics, the industry continues to narrow its focus on talent retention during and after assignments.

Achieve business objectives: 12% of those surveyed indicated that meeting corporate objectives was their primary focus for measurement.
Only a small percentage of those who responded expressed this as the primary method of measuring their program. However, almost all participants indicated the most successful programs were those where the global mobility function was acutely aligned to the growth and financial goals of the company.

There is no uncertainty in the fact that global mobility is on the rise. Effectively defining the right metrics for your organization is key to the success of any mobility program. The fact of the matter is, there is no one-size fits all formula. It takes the appropriate combination of the above measurements and aligning them with your culture, to prove ROI and meet business objectives.

If you’re interested in learning more about how Lexicon Relocation works in tandem with mobility professionals to assist in developing the best formula to measure your programs, contact us today.

Thank you to all those who participated and we look forward to seeing you next year in Seattle.
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by Michelle Dopps