Thursday, 24 May 2012

Is Global Mobility Manager a Difficult Job?

In a survey by JAM Recruitment, 58% of respondents who work in global mobility teams felt that their job had become more difficult in the last 12 months.

A gap of white light in the clouds
Divine inspiration!

Is Insecurity Behind This Figure?

When people lack job security, they often express it by saying that their job is too difficult. The survey reveals that global mobility teams are small (0-15 members) and valued (65%) by their companies. This suggests that something else is happening that explains these feelings.

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility!

When you become the focus of other people demands, it can be overwhelming and lead to burnout. There are two main reasons for the increased responsibility in in-house global mobility teams:
  1. Expectations of Millennials
  2. Globalisation as a Business Driver
The next generation of workers want to live abroad as part of their careers. They take years out to travel, they make friends all over the world on Twitter and Facebook and they aspire to creative, mobile jobs. Leaders from all parts of the company see a global skill set as a way to compete, retain talent and grow their bottom lines.

Is There a Lack of Thought Leadership?

Knowing what comes next!
The International Human Resource Management (IHRM) and Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM) fields are new. Many of the courses focus on applying well-known business techniques to the new discipline. Although this creates a professional appearance for middle managers and a way to discuss strategy with senior managers, it isn’t the way to transform people who relocate others into global mobility professionals.

Where Can I Get Help?

The market is fragmented, but there are people out there who know how to transform your department. The Azimuth Global Leader Program is designed to look at the purpose of your global operations and create a global vision for your company.

Organizations like Families in Global Transition and people like Evelyn Simpson also provide direction and information that can inform your vision and help create policies.

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