Accelerate May 2015 - Page 22

Mobility Supporting Talent Mobility A s businesses continue to look offshore for new growth opportunities, there is a growing reliance on Mobility Practitioners from around the world to function as ‘enablers’, creating more flexible commercially focused approaches to support business leaders mobilise their workforce across country or state borders. Deborah De Cerff , founder of The Employee Mobility Institute (TEMI) believes that mobility professionals today need to become strategic and operational advisors if they are to add value to the business and support their organisation to effectively implement its cross border expansion activities. “Mobility programmes around the world are continually adapting to changing growth strategies. As a result, global mobility practitioners must be able to balance the tactical or operational needs of a business with the need to guide and advise on multi-jurisdictional compliance obligations, create flexible and commercially sensitive programmes, determine appropriate compensation and benefits support packages and create 22 May 2015 strategies which will help build the organisation’s talent pipeline now and into the future”, Deborah explains. In a dynamic and constantly evolving industry such as global mobility, ongoing learning is essential. In that regard, TEMI recently launched The Global Mobility Professional (GMP1)TM  e-learning programme, providing credentials to support the talent mobility industry, globally. The GMP1TM  e-learning programme is an independent, multidisciplinary course exploring the key competencies required to effectively manage a mobile workforce. Written by experienced international human resources, taxation, compensation, relocation, immigration and other industry specialists, this one of a kind, comprehensive on-demand training programme combines theory with the latest in global mobility strategic thin