GWS 2020 Showcases Innovation in Workforce Mobility

In case you missed it, the final week of the Global Workforce Symposium kicked off with a day filled with innovation in the mobility sphere.

While this year has seen the world grapple with a pandemic that has upended the traditional ways of working, executives and employees around the world see the future of work as ripe for innovation. In case you missed it, the final week of the Global Workforce Symposium kicked off with a day filled with innovation in the mobility sphere.

Research shows that the COVID-19 crisis has created an environment ripe for innovation, with 92% of executives acknowledging that COVID has forced them to rethink their traditional ways of working. Additionally, this new environment has forced many companies to transition to new ways of working faster than they thought was possible, accelerating digital transformation along the way. Mobility has been at the forefront of these changes, from analytics for retention, to artificial intelligence for talent acquisition, to technology that simplifies the assignee experience.

Whether due to a pandemic or for meeting strategic needs, mobility will be there to help innovate. That’s why at this year’s all-virtual Global Workforce Symposium, leaders in the mobility industry came together for educational Innovation Labs. Following the morning’s networking hour, the Innovation Labs began with a presentation on Worldwide ERC®’s Learning Portal, showcasing the benefits of being a premium subscriber, including the new digital badges that accelerate professional development.

Following was AIRINC’s presentation of their AIMS solution, an online resource that connects your company-specific information with AIRINC data sources for a recommendation based on real-time information that is relevant to your company and tailored to your program. Topia presented on Compass, which gives organizations the tools and insight to effectively manage compliance challenges and opportunities created by business travel and distributed workforces. Wolfsdorf Rosenthal (WR) presented WRapid™, an immigration platform using artificial intelligence, software integration, client-focused tools, and advanced analytics to transform immigration and global mobility management.

PerchPeek then presented their app-based digital DSP operating in over 45 countries that combines the latest technologies and 24/7 human support to improve the relocation experience. AltoVita presented their Business to Employee (B2E) platform which enables employees and relocation companies to source verified and vetted housing, while saving cost and enhancing the client-experience. Finally, the day closed with a presentation about Worldwide ERC®’s Benchmarking Database, the first of its to conduct true mobility program and policy benchmarking.

After a day filled with engaging and educational discussions around the innovative solutions mobility leaders are offering, the day closed with a happy hour sponsored by Cartus. To celebrate 10 Years of YP40, participants gathered with a group of young and young at heart professionals to solve a survival challenge.

Don’t Miss Out: The Global Workforce Symposium Continues This Week

From educational sessions and breakouts to networking and connection among peers, GWS will continue to foster connection and learning across the globe for all sectors of the industry. There’s something for everyone at mobility’s biggest annual gathering, and we encourage you to check out our schedule of events and speakers to get a glimpse of what this year’s GWS has to offer.

And if you haven’t already: register now! It’s not too late to sign up to experience this new format with all the elements you’ve come to expect from the Global Workforce Symposium. Join us at the first-ever virtual, month-long Global Workforce Symposium from now until 20 November 2020.

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