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The Conundrum of Mobilizing Global Talent

Bristol’s Mobility Advisors strive to ensure that global assignments are successful through such services as employee pre-assignment counseling along with mobility program consulting and reviews.

19 February 2016

The RES Forum conducted a survey of its members, including Bristol, on the key components in developing better global mobility processes and talent retention. The results of the survey were published in their annual report for 2015. The survey sheds light on the need for companies to market the career and personal development benefits of international assignments to their employees during the initial recruitment process. Also discussed was the importance for companies to work toward growing their mobile workforce as this trend is expected to increase by an estimated 50% within the next five years. The survey highlighted factors needed to retain talent after a global assignment and addressed how companies and employees can work together once an assignment is completed to refine the organization’s global mobility and international talent programs. 

This article appeared in Recruiter magazine 25 September 2015.

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Strategic Global Mobility & the Talent Management Conundrum by Michael Dickman.

Michael Dickman is author of the report ‘Strategic Global Mobility & the Talent Management Conundrum’, and is professor of international HR management at Cranfield University School of Management.

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