May 14, 2015

Four Steps To Effective Global Relocation Policy Design

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Four Steps To Effective Global Relocation Policy Design

Companies that are relocating employees globally face a constantly changing business environment. Whether your organization requires a large-scale global policy redesign or you are adjusting only a few policy elements, mobility managers need to address a variety of challenges. Among these challenges is the need to identify your company’s strategic business objectives as they relate to global mobility, while also striking a balance between employee satisfaction and organizational support. So, how do you get started?

Our white paper, “Unlocking Effective Global Relocation Policy Design: Tips for Global Mobility Managers”, will help you take a holistic view of the process of designing your global mobility policy and provide you with tangible steps to take at each phase, including:

• Evaluate your policy development and talent strategies. Review your global mobility program, as well as your company’s talent management plan, to identify key strategic considerations.

• Analyze your organization. Once you’ve answered initial questions about your company’s mobility and talent management goals and strategies, you’ll need to analyze your organization’s needs and culture and how your policies can best support them.

• Decide what type of structure your program will use. Choose from a variety of overall policy structures, depending on the results of your organizational analysis and on the specific goals of your mobility program.

• Design your policy. When your organization has completed the previous steps, you should have a good grasp of your priorities, short- and long-term goals, the organizational culture that will drive decisions, and the policy structures appropriate for your organization. This understanding will help you to set the specific direction of your policies and their various components.

Understanding both your company’s goals and its culture will help you set the direction for your policies and programs. For more detailed information regarding the steps to be followed in this process, please read our white paper Unlocking Effective Global Relocation Policy Design: Tips for Global Mobility Managers. Any policy decision your organization makes will have both advantages and disadvantages. An experienced Consulting team can help you through this process successfully. For more information, as well as information about Cartus’ consulting capabilities, please contact

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Jennifer White

About Jennifer

Jen is a manager of Consulting Solutions, which supports clients and prospects in the areas of policy and program design, group moves, destination location research, and the development of customized mobility websites. She has more than 25 years’ experience in the global mobility industry, predominantly in global operations, account management, program implementation, and policy design. Jen earned her CRP and GMS designations from Worldwide ERC®, and she is a member of the Chicago Corporate Relocation Counsel (CRC) and Human Resource Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC).

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