Express - February 2017 


The Art of Leading Through Change
Peggy Smith, SCRP, SGMS-T, Worldwide ERC® President and CEO

Change is woven inexorably into the mobility industry, and we’re used to managing through it. But when geopolitical shifts are considerable – as they are this year – the environment can seem more daunting and overwhelming.  Enter a new class of leaders to provide cool heads and steady guidance. Read the full column

Don’t Miss a Mobility Moment
Events are happening with dizzying speed in the new U.S. administration, and it takes time to extract just the news that impacts mobility. So we’re doing it for you! Twice a month, our special Government Affairs Community Updates inform you of U.S. governmental activity and its impact on global business and the mobility industry. In our most recent report this week, we cover Tax Reform (and Moving Expense Deductions), The Affordable Care Act, Regulatory/Compliance Issues, Real Estate, Trade Agreements and Immigration. You’ll find all of our Government Affairs Community Updates here!  

First Shanghai, Then Singapore: Hello, APAC!
This March we’ll be hosting two of our annual Summits in Shanghai and Singapore! In Shanghai on 24 March, we'll hear from Dr. Jordan Nguyen, biomedical engineer turned inventor, award-winning entrepreneur, futurist and digital expert to kick off the Shanghai Summit and show us how changing skills, values and expectations are redesigning the way we live and work. Only one week later, on 31 March, we’re bringing our Summit to Singapore, where we’ll feature a new strategic networking luncheon with themed roundtable discussions. 

Shanghai Summit | 24 March 2017 | Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai
Special registration offer for Corporate HR delegates!  
Learn more and register. 

Singapore Summit |31 March 2017 |Intercontinental Singapore Hotel
Discounted registration for Corporate HR delegates!
Learn more and register.

Skills in Shanghai! In-person GMS® Training Opportunity
On 23 March, prior to the Shanghai Summit, take advantage of in-classroom education for Module 3 of the Global Mobility Specialist Training (GMS)®. Develop key skills to understand the challenges faced by employees working overseas, share your experiences, and make some new connections!   

23 March 2017 | Time: 09:00 - 17:00 | Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai
Module 3: The Intercultural Challenge: Supporting Successful International Assignments.
See the training topics and register here. 

Mobility LawBlog™ Covers New York Cybersecurity Requirements
The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) regulation (23 NYCRR 500) on cybersecurity requirements for financial services companies will take effect on 1 March 2017. Companies operating in New York State and subject to the regulations have 180 days or until 1 September 2017 to be in compliance. Worldwide ERC® had submitted a comment letter on the proposed regulation and requested an exemption from the regulation for employee benefit service providers. We also outlined several improvements that should be made to the regulation. DFS denied the request to provide exemptions to any organizations. Read more about the regulation.

Dubai Master Series: Regional Immigration Compliance
What’s impacting immigration in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar? We’ll spend a half-day together in our Master Series session, sponsored by Fragomen, discussing immigration compliance and recent trends impacting your business. Corporate HR professionals receive a complimentary registration.

Master Series – Immigration Compliance and Recent Trends Impacting Your Business in the GCC: Focus on UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar
2 March 2017 | JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai | Dubai, UAE. Learn more and register

Will Email Prevail for Workforce Communications?
Inboxes are overloaded, email is one-dimensional and mobile performance is more critical these days, and that has communications experts wondering if email is going to serve business needs at the next level.  Adding to the issue is the preference of younger generations in the workforce for social media, instant messaging, and texting versus emails. Generation Z, which is just beginning to filter into the businessplace, outnumbers even millennials, and is likely to be the biggest game-changer in the communications arena. Also impacting this shift: a progressively outsourced global workforce that’s highlighting the vulnerabilities of email. Find out more.

Anywhere. Any Time. The Strategic Talent Mobility℠ Course is Now Online  
Previously offered in-person only, now you can take the Strategic Talent Mobility course at your desk or at home, whenever it’s most convenient for you! As employers continue to compete to find the talent and skills their organizations need, there’s a growing need for talent management knowledge. Now you can gain that talent perspective in just a few hours! This course will help you comprehend when and how the organization’s business and talent strategies can be accomplished through talent mobility; assess an organization’s talent needs (including parameters for success metrics); formulate a talent mobility strategy that is built on the talent needs assessment; and build a compelling business case demonstrating how talent mobility can support an organization’s business strategy. It will also take you through real-life case studies to see how leading companies have achieved success. Sign up today!

Take Relocation 101: U.S. Workforce Mobility Essentials Online (It goes great with coffee!)
Whether you are new to the industry, in a new role that touches mobility or are curious about all aspects of the mobility process, Relocation 101 is a great way to learn. This course explains the different assignment types, key tax and legal issues that impact the mobility process, how the segments of the industry interact, and more. The training is great all by itself, but if you sign up by 31 March you’ll get a free Starbucks card, too! And if you’re working on your HRCI accreditation, Relocation 101 provides 3 credits. Enroll today for this self-paced training – and have a Starbucks® or two on us!