2019 is the Chinese year of the pig; a symbol of wealth – something many businesses attempt to develop by investing in a mobile workforce. So, what does 2019 hold for global mobility industry? Rather than consulting the Chinese zodiac, let’s take a more practical approach to answer this important question.
We’ve carefully considered the modern assignee’s requirements, swotted up new legislation and examined some interesting stats to bring you our top five global mobility trends for 2019. Not content with predicting the future, we’ll also explain how a relocation services provider like Simply London – the British capital’s leading relocation specialist – can help businesses benefit from them.
This week we are looking at 2019 Trend #1.
Mobility Trend #1: The rise of the assignee experience
Making the most of the entire relocation experience is often an assignee’s main focus – from immersing themselves in a new culture to making the most of their new working environment. In the past, however, employers have sometimes been guilty of neglecting the importance of the assignee experience outside of work.
A determination to both retain talent in a highly competitive job market and ensure assignee productivity is shifting this mindset. The rise of the millennial – employees born between the early 80s late 90s – in the workforce has accelerated this trend. With the opportunities available to them on a global scale, this mobile generation craves new and authentic experiences.
To meet these demands, employers often seek assistance from a relocation agent. These experts specialise in managing the entire relocation outside of the workplace on the assignee’s – and employer’s – behalf: accommodation, schools (if required) and settling in. By adopting a holistic approach to relocations, the employer will enhance the assignee’s experience, making them more motivated and satisfied at work.Back to knowledge base