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PwC: Employee mobility programs becoming more accessible

By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

According to PwC’s 2012 Survey of Global Mobility Policies. Companies are adopting new non-traditional workforce mobility programs, such as frequent business travel; they are also relying on commuter and short-term assignments in place of longer-term assignments. The changes in mobility programs reflect the need to match evolving economic and workforce demands. Increasing business globalization and activity in emerging markets, younger employees seeking international work opportunities early and often in their careers, as well as a focus on developing future leaders with global mobility experience are leading companies to take a more strategic approach to mobility that better aligns the programs with business growth objectives and longer-term talent and career development plans.

PwC’s Survey of Global Mobility Policies has transformed to become a comprehensive mobility benchmark that incorporates historical data and is inclusive of all mobility types. Since 1992, PwC has regularly invited companies from all industries and sizes, with varying levels of global mobility program maturity, to take part in the survey.  Almost 1,000 companies have participated in the survey over the years, representing more than 50 industries. Participating companies range in size from 500 employees to more than 250,000 globally and from one to thousands of assignees. Please visit here for full survey report.

 

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