Corporate mobility: Talent and technology
Mobility in the corporate world is really about two things: talent and technology. When you remove one of the pieces, you just don’t have a working strategy anymore. If you’re looking to make your business more mobile – whether that means sending employees abroad or moving into a new market across state lines – you’ll need a strategy that incorporates both of these key aspects. Most businesses looking to expand in these ways would benefit from hiring a professional mobility service. Why? Because the logistics of creating a corporate mobility policy from scratch are time consuming, complicated and potentially costly if not done correctly the first time. By hiring a professional service, top-level managers can continue to steer the ship while a team of experts takes care of the rowing.
When it’s said that talent is one of the biggest aspects of corporate mobility, that means being able to get the right talent in the right spot at the right time. Some businesses will want to hire foreign talent for special projects, others will need to send key employees to meet with clients and other will deploy employees on long-term assignments abroad. It’s all about getting the talent where it needs to be. For business trips, most enterprises will rely on travel services. According to Sarwant Singh, writing for Forbes magazine, even ridesharing services will soon become common components of corporate mobility policy.
Being able to hire and deploy the best talent available is one of the greatest investments an enterprise can make. The return on investment for hiring a capable, dependable employee is often hard to calculate, but it’s something every company takes into consideration. Global talent management services are vital to ensuring that these important pieces have total freedom of movement.
The second piece of corporate mobility is technology and it can cover a wide swath of products. It could be the tech your company uses to schedule talent moves or it could be the software you use to pay employees abroad. It can be broad services hired from a vendor or a single app installed on a smartphone. However you use technology in your mobility strategy – and it’s likely in more ways than one – you’ll want the best products on the market.
According to ComputerWeekly, some companies have started investing in proprietary app stores. Rather than use consumer stores like iTunes or Google Play, these businesses are opting to control the experience by creating their own apps and an environment in which to sell them. For example, your company might produce it’s own calendar, payroll or flight scheduling apps. Employees would then use your proprietary store to download them to their personal devices.
The possibilities of the tech side of things really are endless, and they can greatly augment the power of your talent. When both sides are working together, you can expect great success.