Assignee Experience - The Drive to Make it Better

Assignee Experience - The Drive to Make it Better" was a topic that came out of our recent survey responses. Hearing from global mobility professionals that had personally relocated and comparing the policy considerations with actual experiences was an interesting and informative exercise for the participants to engage in.

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Melbourne Chapter Meeting on the 14th August 2018  was titled “Assignee Experience - The Drive to Make it Better" and hosted by KPMG.

Mardi Heindrich, partner at KPMG and her team gave a brief overview of recent changes in immigration and tax and then facilitated a panel discussion with the Melbourne participants.

In this session, our panel of global mobility professionals focused on the assignee experience and ways this could be improved.  Two of the panel, Nicole Woodcock of KPMG and Belinda Dunn of WorleyParsons had had several personal international assignment experiences and the third panellist Meera Srinivasan, had worked in global mobility for over 10 years, with several years overseeing the relocation of senior executives.

We examined whether there was a link between the assignee experience and the driver for the assignment; assignment policies: what works well, what doesn’t work well.  We also considered how the experience be improved whilst the costs are maintained or lowered. The significance of the role played by third party service providers and most importantly the real life perspective from the international assignees on our panel.  Theory vs reality and the unexpected challenges they faced on the ground.

KPMG shared the linked Slide Deck.

 Want to know more about the Melbourne Chapter Meeting or receive updates on future events? Please email Aysegul Kayahan

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Aysegul Kayahan

Director, Relocation Specialists

Aysegul Kayahan, managing director of Relocation Specialists in Queensland and Victoria has been in the global mobility industry since 1993. Aysegul started the Forum for Expatriate Management community in Australia in early 2012, with chapters in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. From February 2015 to January 2017, Aysegul was appointed to the role of global chair of Chapter Leads for the Forum for Expatriate Management.

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