insideMOBILITY Charleston – A recap


A recap: insideMOBILITY® Charleston

Strategies for the new horizon of mobility

insideMOBILITY Charleston explored innovative solutions as companies continue to rethink their mobility strategies. Here’s a snapshot of the covered material to help you explore the new horizon of mobility.


1. Just Be Undeniable: The art and science of goal achievement

Goal Planning is Challenging Work


Outline the desired changes


Create change with new habits


Help cement new habits

You can be part of the 6% who achieve their goals by repeating these steps over time.

2. Mobility Process Mapping Tool: The why and the what

The principles that guide the decisions as to WHY mobility should be offered

  • Retention
  • Revenue – cost savings
  • Critical talent
  • Expansion
  • Business relationships
  • M&A
  • Divestiture
  • Adversity
  • DEI
  • Self-selection moves
  • Employee engagement
  • Developmental
  • Specialized knowledge
  • Personal circumstances
  • Agility
  • Global footprint
  • Emerging markets
  • Leadership development
  • Immigration
  • Scalability

WHAT Evaluation criteria are needed to determine support levels

  • New hire-transfer
  • Family size
  • Assignment duration
    or permanent move
  • Immigration
  • Distance criteria
  • Employment status (FTE)
  • Tenure
  • Specific program (rotational)
  • ROI – project-based moves, what is the margin?
  • Housing status
  • Cost or budget
  • Competency
  • Performance
  • Hybrid or on-site or remote
  • Origin and destination
  • Role – other than origin,
    level, or project
  • Special accommodations

There are a few ways to create the tool; the key is to establish consistency.

  1. Get stakeholder input; varies between business unit, talent acquisition/recruiting, HR, etc.
  2. Establish the key evaluation criteria from that input
  3. Understand how each stakeholder values the key criteria—identify areas of commonalities and differences
  4. Align relocation policy to the Mobility Process Mapping Tool

Mobility Process Mapping Tool

The goal of this exercise is to create consistency as well as efficiency.

3. The Cost of Mobility: Prioritizing people while optimizing efficiency

Cost Savings

This exercise will provide solutions to reduce cost and/or accelerate revenue in your mobility program while maintaining an elevated employee experience and expressing the company culture and brand.

The war on talent does not end or pause during seasons of cost constraints. We need to marry exceptional experience with cost efficiency and flexibility.

4. Post Pandemic and the Need for Crisis Management

The global pandemic required mobility professionals to elevate their strategy to address a variety of complex situations.

Global Risks Assessment Survey

Consider the worldwide issues that impact a mobility strategy today:


  • Cost-of-living/rising inflation
  • Cyberattacks on critical infrastructure
  • Food supply crisis
  • Disruption in supply chain
  • Weaponization of economic policy
  • Debt crisis
  • Failure to set and meet environmental net-zero targets
  • Weakening of human rights
  • Continued waves of COVID-19
  • Structural failures in health systems
  • Deployment of nuclear weapons
  • Deployment of chemical or biological weapons


WEF Global Risk Survey 2023

Creating a crisis management plan contributes to a culture of preparation, enabling your team to unearth issues and prepare for them before they occur.

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