NYC Strategic Talent Mobility Roundtable

23 May 2019, Citigroup Center, Manhattan – invitation only

Metrics that drive a strategic approach to talent mobility

Early in this roundtable series, we concluded that global mobility programs need to focus more on ensuring successful mobility rather than simply delivering compliant, smooth mobility at the lowest possible cost. Broadening the function’s focus in this way paves the way for closer ties with both talent management and the business.

To demonstrate that our program is helping deliver more successful mobility we must be able to measure success:

  • Understanding success from the employee’s perspective requires a robust mechanism for capturing her/his experience across the assignment lifecycle
  • Understanding success from the business perspective requires first a clear understanding of the business case for each assignment
  • Capturing the judgements of key business stakeholders concerning the successes and shortcomings of each assignment can be used to produce metrics of success and return on investment

How will the function use such new metrics to help ensure the global mobility program is fit for purpose? What obstacles must be overcome to introduce these metrics and to control, or at least influence, the interventions which serve to underpin successful outcomes?