Facing the Future of Global Mobility: Rise of the Expat Gig Worker - A summary of the Sydney Chapter Meeting

The FEM Sydney Chapter Meeting on the 13th February 2018 was titled "Facing the Future of Global Mobility: Rise of the Expat Gig Worker"

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Feb 21, 2018
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The Sydney Chapter Meeting on the 13th February 2018  was titled “Facing the Future of Global Mobility: Rise of the Expat Gig Worker " and hosted by Mercer.

 
The panel, facilitated by Karla Costa of Mercer, explored recent challenges/dilemmas in the global mobility landscape, particularly focusing on the fast growing gig economy which is changing the way companies run their business and manage their workforce. Identifying a disconnection between the expectations of companies and their readiness or ability to manage international gig workers.

Mobility policies originally designed for in-house employees undertaking long or short-term assignments are not aligned with the requirements of international gig workers. Nor is the concept of gig workers is not always well-defined (contractors, freelancers, temp workers, etc), can lead to confusion and communication can become a challenge. The panel discussion focused on  the implications of this new way of working, including attraction and engagement of top talent, compliance, regulatory, duty of care and international reward.

Panel of Speakers:
Karen Mathiesen, Group Manager, Mobility Asia/Pacific at WorleyParsons
Stephen Park, Head of Global Mobility at Fonterra
Ben Holliday, Senior Account Executive at Mercer Marsh Benefits

Mercer also kindly shared papers on GIG workers and their perspective on the “Seven Mobility Dilemmas”

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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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