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Worldwide ERC® Releases its Workforce Mobility Safety Framework

Worldwide ERC® adds its voice to the Safely Back to Work Initiative with the release of its Workforce Mobility Safety Framework.

Worldwide ERC® adds its expertise to the Safely Back to Work Initiative with the release of its Workforce Mobility Safety Framework. In May, Worldwide ERC® joined the Safely Back to Work (SB2W) Initiative, a collaborative alliance with the Adecco Group, ManpowerGroup and Randstad NV, the world's three largest HR services companies. Instrumental in developing protocols for safely moving global talent, the Framework elevates top industry resources to help your organization plan for recovery and assist your business with safe workforce mobility.

Worldwide ERC® President and CEO Lynn Shotwell said, “We are excited to lend our global mobility resources to the Safely Back to Work initiative with the release of our Workforce Mobility Safety Framework. In the mobility industry we understand better than most that the pandemic has created a very fluid environment. As we look ahead to recovery and country re-openings and restrictions worldwide, we believe this resource will be of extreme value to mobility professionals.”

Ensuring Safe and Successful Workforce Mobility

Ensuring safe and successful workforce mobility requires a holistic approach that considers key elements of workforce mobility – Duty of Care; Workforce Mobility Planning; Tax Implications; Immigration; Travel; Housing, Home Purchase and Sale; and Moving and Transportation. The Safety Framework includes high-level guidelines for mobility professionals to consider during these uncertain times in moving your workforce, backed with industry-standard resources from around the world and across the public and private sectors.

Here is some of what our Workforce Mobility Safety Framework offers:

  • Duty of Care: Ensure safe workplaces worldwide, revisit your crisis plan, wrap in travel considerations
  • Workforce Planning: Develop or revisit a workforce mobility plan, factor in changing global conditions, consider your options, review and adjust workforce policies
  • Tax Implications: Comply with tax laws around the world, consult tax experts, COVID-19 considerations
  • Immigration: Comply with immigrations laws worldwide, consult immigration experts, look ahead and communicate with your workforce
  • Travel: Comply with country and state travel requirements, identify your traveling workforce, consider travel safety and delays
  • Housing, Home Purchase and Sale: Comply with country, state and local orders and guidelines, consult hotels and corporate housing, consult appraisers, real estate broker partners, and destination service providers
  • Moving and Transportation: Comply with country, state and local COVID-19 guidelines, collaborate with relocations management companies and movers, assess if relocating workers are ensuring a safe move, prepare for unexpected costs

Across every facet of this Safety Framework, professionals in the workforce mobility industry can rely on these tips and resources to guide them through getting their global workforce safely back to work. The global workforce is ready and able to meet the needs of businesses around the world, and the mobility industry is here to support their safe and successful movement. Share the Framework with your peers in the industry, and if you have any feedback or questions, please reach out to Vice President of Government Affairs Rebecca Peters at rpeters@worldwideerc.org.

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