Understanding the return from International Mobility

With future economic growth still uncertain, companies are re-evaluating their people strategies to consider how they can best deploy global talent for future business success. Our Annual CEO survey shows 59% of CEOs plan to send more staff on International Assignments.  How confident are you that your International Assignment programme is ready to support this and that your International Mobility operating model is as effective as it could be? Do you know how your International Mobility Programme compares to market best practice?

PwC have worked with many global organisations to review, develop and improve their international mobility offering, focusing on areas including:

  • International Mobility Strategy and the link with Global Talent and Global Resourcing,
  • Managing the cost of International Mobility programmes effectively
  • Measuring and improving the organisation's return on its investment in International Mobility
  • Developing market-leading International Mobility policies and communications
  • Benchmarking and transforming International Mobility functions and processes

Our data and work with clients indicates organisations are investing on average circa £200,000 per international assignee (IA). A large part of this cost is due to assignee remuneration which is seen to be between 4 and 7 times higher than local hires.

Common questions:

  • Do you know your IA programme population and costs?
  • Is your business getting a good return on IA investment?
  • Is International Mobility aligned to the business strategy?

Based on this data it is critical organisations understand their performance.  Through our experience and multi disciplined International Mobility specialists we can provide organisations with an:

  • Independent review of your International Mobility programme and operating model
  • Unrivalled insights into market best practice via our Saratoga benchmark data
  • A tailored report that aligns to your strategic agenda and stakeholders needs
  • Robust quantitative and qualitative data and a tailored that helps you determine immediate priorities for your International Mobility programme and informs your longer-term strategy

Should you have any queries or wish to discuss further please do not hesitate to contact one of our specialists.