Global Mobility as a Recruitment Strategy
In today’s environment, flexibility is key, and when it comes to crossing borders to find the right talent, the same level of stress simply does not exist anymore. Attracting the right talent remains a tremendous concern for most CEOs, and global mobility is one of the methods which organizations can use to attract top talent. Millennials, women, and others endeavoring to develop leadership skills are actively seeking global mobility opportunities, thereby making a robust international relocation program a competitive advantage for attracting the best people.
Sending team members on global assignments can be very costly, but for organizations with an international footprint, it can be worth the investment. It is a matter of seeing the ROI in global mobility rather than just the bottom-line numbers. And challenging HR executives to develop a comprehensive global program that meets the organization’s needs while supporting the employee on assignment also delivers ROI.
Cathy Heyne, global mobility expert at Living Abroad, explains that mobility should be viewed as a value-investment opportunity and not as a cost authorization center. Organizations with strong global mobility programs have:
- Increased retention by providing the flexibility and opportunity top talent expects.
- Stronger leaders who have a global perspective and cultural knowledge that benefits clients, customers, and colleagues.
- Better engagement from assignees, who form strong relationships with colleagues in host countries.
Employee retention is always a challenge, but a strong global mobility program will increasingly become a competitive advantage for organizations who have – or are building – a global footprint. Take.Action.Now by making global mobility an opportunity to further develop strong global leaders who can lead you into the future.
As the CEO & Founder of East Tenth Group, Michelle leverages 25 years of business and experience as a strategic advisor and executive coach to help drive actionable people solutions and provide practical insights on business strategy to senior leaders. she and her team and are fiercely committed to the development and growth of people and companies because we believe that when people thrive, business thrives.