Detroit Chapter: An Introduction
An introduction to the FEM Detroit Chapter
The Detroit Chapter, founded in 2011, is headed by the Troy-based company Fakhoury Global Immigration. The chapter has garnered support from many industries, particularly the automotive industry. In addition to the frequent international events held by FEM, the Detroit Chapter holds quarterly events that encompass every aspect of global mobility, including immigration, payroll and expense management, relocation, tax, and more. Event attendees range from global mobility analysts to senior management.
Generally, the Detroit Chapter invites experts to present on relevant global mobility topics, to be followed by an engaging discussion between event attendees and speakers. These discussions feature both the standpoint of the global mobility professional and the expatriate themselves. To begin the year, the Detroit Chapter held an event focused on important considerations for developing a global mobility policy. Specifically, the interactive session addressed integrating HR strategy, different compensation approaches, and policy segmentation.
Oftentimes, speakers will share relevant research to supplement their best practice suggestions, such as in the second event held by the Detroit Chapter this year. This event’s focus was on encouraging employers to address the gap that exists between standard assignment packages and the perceptions of globally mobile employees. Leveraging research conducted on expatriates, event attendees gained insight on creating effective assignment packages that address the concerns of both the employer and the employee.
Those who may be interested in joining the Detroit Chapter for one of their upcoming events or networking opportunities are welcome to contact Desiree Schulz for more information.