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originally appeared in the May edition of Mobility Magazine.
purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be
compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived
well.”— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Worldwide ERC® and the workforce mobility industry as a
whole greatly benefit from the generous gifts of time and talent that so many
members share throughout the year, whether through serving on a committee,
participating in educational panels at meetings and events, authoring articles,
or sharing insights and expertise on task forces, on forums, or in specific
Worldwide ERC® formally acknowledges the contributions of
its members through its annual Service and Editorial Achievement awards
programs. Since 1989, Worldwide ERC® has recognized members for their voluntary
contributions to the organization via Meritorious Service Awards, Distinguished
Service Awards, and induction into an esteemed Hall of Leaders. Awards in each
of these service categories are earned upon the accumulation of 10 service
points or 25 service points, or receipt of four Distinguished Service Awards,
The Editorial Achievement Award is presented to a Worldwide
ERC® member or members who author a Mobility article or articles demonstrating
outstanding and timely subject matter relevance, expertise, and writing
This year we are delighted to congratulate 39 members for
earning a Distinguished or Meritorious Service Award, and recognize three
members for editorial excellence. We are grateful they chose to share their
time and expertise in the service of their fellow professionals through
We are pleased to recognize two Mobility magazine articles
with a 2017 Editorial Achievement Award. The selection of these articles speaks
to two key areas that are top of mind for talent mobility professionals:
In their June 2017 article “Mobile Workforce Analytics: The
Holy Grail,” Amy Parrent, GMS-T,
head of global mobility with Vanguard (formerly with Whirlpool Corporation),
and Ellie Sullivan, SCRP, SGMS-T, HCS,
senior vice president, consulting and advisory services, with Weichert
Workforce Mobility Inc., teamed up to explore the significance of data in
measuring ROI. They reviewed how substantial strides in big data and workforce
analytics are enabling more companies to successfully quantify the
relationships that demonstrate exactly why and how mobility matters. In looking
at both descriptive and predictive categories, the article reviews the impact
data has on informing workforce mobility decisions, including candidate
selection and leadership development. The authors delve into how to take a
strategic approach to focus on creating meaningful hindsight, actionable
insights, and predictable foresights to help businesses derive greater value
from their mobile workforce.
director, international sales, with Cartus in Singapore, highlighted the
importance of ensuring that mobile employees and their accompanying family
members are successfully equipped for and can adjust well to their moves. In
“He Said, She Said: Successful International Assignments Begin at Home,”
published in the October 2017 issue, she shares the uniquely personal stories
of Dr. Sugoutam Ghosh and his wife, Deepmala De, and their respective
experiences during their journey from Singapore to Turkey. With a direct
correlation between the adjustment of an accompanying spouse or partner and an
employee’s overall success on an international assignment, their honest explorations
of some of their struggles—and the corresponding impacts—reinforce the
importance of providing the right levels of support.
Deborah L. Balli,
SCRP, GMS-TSIRVA Worldwide Inc.Plymouth, MN, USA
Calantropio, SCRPSIRVA Worldwide Inc.Phoenix, AZ, USA
SCRP, SGMSHR & Relo AdvisorsLakeside Marblehead, OH, USA
Jennifer M. Connell,
SCRP, SGMS-TWeichert Workforce Mobility Inc.Norwell, MA, USA
Jack Jampel, SCRPStrykerGlen Mills, PA, USA
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