Crown World Mobility experts have provided insight on global mobility trends in the Asian market for the Human Capital Leadership Institute’s HQ Asia publication.
In the article, Patrick Groth, Regional Director for Sales and Account Management, Asia, Lisa Johnson, Global Practice Leader, Consulting Services, and Caitlin Pyett, Account Management Director, Asia, highlight cross-border trends between Hong Kong and Greater China as well as charting the changing demographics and demands of relocating employees and their families in the region.
A key trend is the rising number of employees making the move from mainland China to Hong Kong as businesses in Greater China reach out to the international market to go global. These employers are looking for talent that’s fluent in Mandarin and English and with a deep experience of the Chinese market. This trend is being seen from entry-level jobs to senior and executive roles.
More companies around the world are relocating dual-career couples, which is a familiar trend in Hong Kong. Increasingly, women in senior roles are being accompanied by their male partners on assignments. This results in the need for new, creatively designed solutions for diverse peer-networking communities tailored for males.
Around the world, diversity is being embraced by company mobility programs, with many expanding eligibility and flexibility in policies to meet diversity goals. This includes split-family policies, support for same-sex couples and the inclusion of parents within the definition of family, a change that’s particularly important in some Asian cultures.
The article, Global talent on the move: Key mobility trends to watch out for, also looks at the growing millennial workforce and the challenges faced by companies looking to measure the return on investment of their mobility programs.