Assess the Current State of Your Global Mobility Program: to learn where the gaps are to establishing an effective program.
Define Global Talent Mobility Program: to ensure alignment with business needs and talent development.
Select Global Mobility Candidates: to choose the best employees for global assignments, avoiding the cost of failure.
Optimize Pre-departure: to ensure the employee is equipped with the tools to perform abroad.
Optimize Assignment Abroad: to support the employee in performing abroad.
Optimize Repatriation: to ensure the employee reintegrates into the organization as a high contributing member, using their global experience.
Measure and Reflect: to ensure that the global talent mobility program is continuously supporting the business in their needs, and learning from expatriates how to improve to succeed.
Global talent mobility is no longer about implanting “home office” leaders in foreign countries – it’s about stationing the best talent in the right place, at the right time, and for the right reasons. In today’s increasingly globally connected environment, global business is no longer limited to large organizations. Companies of all sizes are expanding their footprint around the world – and fast.
With the rising costs of sending employees abroad, organizations must focus on creating pro-active global mobility programs that support their business strategy, workforce planning needs, and address all compliance issues seamlessly. Otherwise they risk failed assignments and disengaged repatriating employees who often leave taking their global knowledge with them.
Furthermore, organizations must support the employee before, during, and after their assignment in order to optimize the talent development opportunities associated with a global assignment. Only then will organizations see the cost-benefits of global assignments over the long-term.
Global talent mobility doesn’t need to be a logistics nightmare – what it should be is an effective tool to support the business, workforce plan, and develop talent for the future.