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Over the next few years, Human Resources professionals, including those involved in global talent mobility roles, must carefully consider what the area's priorities are, how risks will be mitigated, and how to better structure service teams. It is also important to pay attention to trends related to the international mobility of talent as a whole.

Many organizations are becoming leaner, more digital, inclusive and predictive. In addition, talent mobility is advancing along with new models of remote work.

These findings are in the "Policies and Practices Relating to Global Mobility of People" survey conducted by KPMG with more than 375 multinational organizations in more than 25 countries and territories.

The content also highlighted that, with the current uncertainties, it can be difficult to know how new requirements are influencing this market.

Many organizations are becoming leaner, more digital, inclusive and predictive. In addition, talent mobility is advancing along with new models of remote work.

According to KPMG research, there are 10 predictions about global talent mobility:

  1. "Work from anywhere" is here to stay

  2. Talent mobility is expected to recover with different international transfer models

  3. Global talent mobility teams must integrate ESG objectives and practices

  4. "Virtual assignments" can last longer that the pandemic

  5. Compliance and governance will demand more attention

  6. Technological advances will continue to reshape international mobility processes

  7. Focus on data analytics should generate better reporting and more predictive perspectives

  8. Global mobility teams will integrate diversity, equity and inclusion

  9. Global mobility and talent management will work more together

  10. Managed services must be more vital in global mobility

The KPMG survey also showed that supporting business and controlling costs are top priorities for global mobility leaders. The other conclusions of the research are indicated below:

  • Flexibility in policy approach: organizations continue to offer more flexibility in talent mobility policies

  • Integration between global talent mobility and management roles: 93% rated supporting overall business objectives and developing talent as top goals of the program

  • Technology leads the way: Organizations are looking for fully integrated sources that span the full spectrum of mobility with technology solutions

  • Focus on talent, not transactions: Respondents highlighted the relevance of outsourcing some of the operational work

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