20 ways to reduce the cost of your global mobility programme

With the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic likely to further increase pressure on GM teams to reduce costs, here we help you identify opportunities to achieve long-term savings and efficiency gains.

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Preliminary results from our Global Mobility and Covid-19 survey suggest that almost half of companies are expecting to have to soon reduce the cost of their mobility programmes, or have already been instructed to do so. As cost containment was already high on the agenda for many companies before the pandemic, some may be struggling to identify areas where further savings could be made.

To help you get started, we’ve prepared a list of 20 areas where there may be opportunities to cut costs. Every company is different and what works for one may not be appropriate for another, but hopefully the range of suggestions is varied enough that even those with the most efficient and cost-effective mobility programmes will find areas for potential improvement.


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ECA International is the market leading provider of knowledge, information and technology that enables businesses to manage their international reward programmes. Partnering with thousands of clients on every continent, we provide a fully integrated suite of quality data, specialist software, consultancy and training. Our unparalleled insights guide clients as they mobilise their most valuable resource: people. We make the complex world of international mobility simple, providing clients with the expertise and support they need to make the right decisions - every time.