Crown World Mobility co-hosted the first Global Mobility Executive (GME) hybrid – virtual and in person – event in London on 29th September. This was the first in person event we attended in London since March 2020. Together with a number of local attendees, we also had virtual attendees from USA, Latin America, Canada, Europe and the UK.
A great mix of insights and regional challenges were part of the very interactive live and online sessions. Moderated by industry thought leader Siobhan Cummins, Global Mobility Director for AECOM Rachel Parsons, and Business Development Director EMEA for Crown Giovanni De Carlo, who moderated the virtual break-out session. A number of topics were on the agenda including integration of technology and processes, sustainability within mobility, virtual assignments, Work from Anywhere (WFA) as well as the challenges of relocating employees and their families during a pandemic.
Work from Anywhere policies
The key discussions focused on the challenges of Work from Anywhere policies and how organizations are using or implementing these currently. Among the many challenges for WFA policies is having the technology and processes to manage the employee requests, eligibility assessment, approval process and compliance requirements for employees and the company. While the allowances for WFA varies widely, the consensus was WFA be aligned with annual leave with time allowed between 10 – 45 days per 12 month rolling calendar.
The hybrid virtual and in person meeting was a great format to reach a wider audience offering diverse insights and we look forward to the next event.