The Global Mobility Survey 2018
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Discover the Global Mobility Trends of 2018
Learn the hot topics, challenges and opportunities facing the Global Mobility industry.
Read REACTIONS to the report findings from nine industry leaders. They share their critical analysis and compelling insights.
Find CHECKLISTS at the end of each section that provide guidance and recommendations for 'next steps' for Global Mobility teams.
The 2018 Santa Fe Global Mobility Survey is one of the world’s largest and most robust studies of global mobility professionals worldwide. The 2017 edition was awarded the prestigious 'Best Thought Leadership or Survey' at the FEM EMMAs in APAC and Runner-Up in EMEA.
This year is the survey’s 8th anniversary and we continue to see a phenomenal number of responses: 654 professionals responsible for Global Mobility programmes across 50 countries and 76 business leaders from 16 countries, including UK, US, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland and Denmark.
The survey was made available in seven languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Chinese.
Santa Fe Relocation commissioned Circle Research to conduct the Global Mobility Survey 2018 during November and December 2017.
The Expert Contributors
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.
Head of Relocation and Assignment Management, APAC, Santa Fe Relocation
As a certified public accountant and an architect for internal global mobility functions, Winnie draws on her vast experience at companies like Unilever, Accenture and EY to build collaborative relationships with stakeholders, assignees and service providers to improve overall customer satisfaction. Winnie has streamlined global mobility processes, managed policy design, established a shared service centre, implemented systems that track and improve assignee satisfaction and has united local stakeholders and vendors to customise processes for the region.
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.
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.
Group Strategy Director, Santa Fe Relocation.
As a highly experienced global mobility consulting practitioner, Peter has more than 25years experience in the Big Four, establishing and building global mobility practices across Europe.
Peter has worked as a senior advisor to many of the world’s largest companies, solving their most complex cross-border HR challenges. Since joining Santa Fe Relocation in 2017, Peter has worked directly with our largest clients to strategically align our service delivery with each client’s individual needs and mobility transformations.
Group Director of Visa and Immigration, Santa Fe Relocation.
Now in his 28th year in the field of immigration, Peter has worked at every stage of the immigration lifecycle, including both national and international policy making and strategy. After spending 17 years at the UK Home Office and 10 years leading IBM’s global border and immigration business, Peter joined Santa Fe Relocation in 2017. Now a recognised thought leader and speaker on immigration, border management and security, Peter’s clients include the World Economic Forum, Interpol, Department of Homeland Security, Australia Customs and the UK Home Office.
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.
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®.
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.