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The 2017 Santa Fe Global Mobility Survey



How embedded is business strategy in your global mobility programme?

Watch a 90 second overview of The 2017 Santa Fe Global Mobility Survey Report  'Embedding Business Strategy in Global Mobility’  

The report is a combination of deep analysis of the findings, expert commentary and recommendations for success.

The 2017 Santa Fe Global Mobility Survey is one of the world’s largest and most robust studies of global mobility professionals worldwide. This year is the survey’s 7th anniversary and we continue to see a phenomenal number of responses with 929 professionals taking part from across 56 countries.

This year, we also complemented the findings by gathering the views via a survey of 55 business leaders at organisations with a global mobility function from Australia, New Zealand, UK, Belgium, Poland, the USA and Canada.

The 2017 Santa Fe Global Mobility Survey is an independent study commissioned by Santa Fe Relocation Services and the research is conducted by Circle Research.

The Expert Contributors

JOHN RASON

JOHN RASON

Group Head of Consulting, Santa Fe Relocation Services

Recognised as a thought leader and speaker on strategic International HR, Talent Management and Global Mobility, John has 15 years of consultancy experience and has previously held senior HR leader roles in global businesses across a range of industry sectors. He works with global organisations to create value in structuring their global mobility programmes to align strategic objectives with operational delivery. John has written the ‘key takeaways’ throughout the report.

KAREN MCGRORY

KAREN MCGRORY

Partner, BDO LLP, Expatriate Tax Services/Human Capital Services

Specialising in expatriate tax issues, Karen has over 20 years’ experience advising employers on the tax and social security issues that arise when sending employees on international assignment. This advice covers all aspects of an international assignment from where the assignee should be paid to the policies an employer should implement to manage their international assignee population.

SELINA JONES-MAY

SELINA JONES-MAY

Group Director, Global Mobility, WorleyParsons

A highly skilled MCIPD, CTA and SGMS-T qualified global mobility leader, Selina has strong corporate experience of working across multiple industry sectors and a Big 4 expatriate tax consulting background. Winner of the Forum for Expatriate Management’s Global Mobility Professional of the Year award and Worldwide ERC’s Meritorious Service award, Selina is also a member of the Forum for Expatriate Management’s Steering Committee.

ANDY PIACENTINI

ANDY PIACENTINI

Head of Reward, UK & Europe, Standard Life. Partner, The RES Forum

Andy is a senior International HR professional with 17 years’ progressive experience in International Compensation & Benefits and International Mobility, gained in market leading multi-nationals such as PwC, Procter & Gamble and RBS. A recognized expert on global mobility, Andy has had numerous articles published and has been quoted as a subject matter expert in the Financial Times, The London Times and the Daily Telegraph.

DAVID COLLINGS

DAVID COLLINGS

(PHD) Professor of HRM, DCU Business School, Dublin City University

David leads the HR Directors’ Roundtable at DCU Business School, is Joint Director of the Leadership and Talent Institute and principal academic advisor to the Maturity Institute, a global network striving to create healthy and successful organisations through maximising the value of people. A key focus of his recent research is on understanding how organisations can support key employee groups, including international assignees, in generating sustainable performance.

STEVE COOMBS

STEVE COOMBS

Head of Relocation Assignment Management Services Europe, Santa Fe Relocation Services

Steve has 30 years of global mobility experience working for a Big Four Human Capital and Expatriate Solutions practice, specialising in complex expatriate tax solutions. He now leads Santa Fe’s EMEA RAMS practice, working collaboratively with Santa Fe’s Consulting Services team to enable clients to shape their global mobility programmes with the changing requirements of their organisation.

B. SEBASTIAN REICHE

B. SEBASTIAN REICHE

Associate Professor of Managing People in Organisations, IESE Business School, Spain

Sebastian’s expertise focuses on global mobility and global work, knowledge transfer, talent retention and global leadership. His work has been acknowledged by awards from the prestigious Academy of Management and the IESE Alumni organisation and has featured in The Financial Times, The Economist and Forbes among others. At IESE, Sebastian is the Academic Director of the Program for Leadership Development.

BETSY WELCH

BETSY WELCH

Head of Santa Fe Relocation/Assignment Management Services, Americas

Betsy leads the service delivery operations and regional account oversight for the Americas region. She brings more than 20 years of experience in the global employee mobility industry to her role having previously held management positions with several leading relocation management companies and Fortune 500 companies. Betsy currently serves as a Board member of Worldwide ERC®.

PEGGY SMITH

PEGGY SMITH

President and CEO, SCRP, SGMS Smith, SCRP

Peggy Smith, is an experienced and innovative business leader and accomplished global strategist. Her mobility experience includes a stellar career at Microsoft where she expanded its workforce mobility reach from the U.S. to global coverage. She served on the Worldwide ERC® Board of Directors and Executive Committee prior to her CEO position.

DAVID SCHOFIELD

DAVID SCHOFIELD

Director of Murray Court Consulting

David works with CEOs and Board Members of leading multinational organisations. David has held senior positions in the fields of Global Mobility, Human Resources and Risk & Quality. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and has published a number of articles on talent mobility and talent management.

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