What I wish I had known about International Expansions and Global Mobility

Global Mobility is, in many ways, a great career choice. You have all the benefits of a specialisation whilst being in the unique position of being able to collaborate with many other functions – generalist HR, Comp & Bens, Shared Services, Tax and Legal.

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Feb 26, 2018
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Global Mobility is, in many ways, a great career choice. You have all the benefits of a specialisation whilst being in the unique position of being able to collaborate with many other functions – generalist HR, Comp & Bens, Shared Services, Tax and Legal. However in reality, this can translate into the scenario all too familiar to any global mobility consultant – being held accountable for everything that may go wrong within our sphere of influence, yet struggling to demonstrate value and gain meaningful professional respect for your input.

As GM specialists, we are rarely afforded the opportunity to truly shine in our own right as the subject matter experts that we are, being continually dragged down by the overwhelming administrative aspects of mobility – the operational minefields of moving an assignee, where it seems that “what could go wrong” eternally overshadows the multiple examples of what has gone right...read more

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Tim Burgess

Director, Shield GEO Services Ltd

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