Working with Cartus’ broad base of global clients, we see firsthand the extensive array of challenges that global mobility managers face around the world. In our fourth annual Trends in Global Relocation: Biggest Challenges survey, 164 mobility managers provide snapshots of the issues they are encountering and what their companies are doing in response. Our Executive Summary gives you a look at their insights and the survey’s key findings.
In the survey, we take a look at the key concerns in 11 regions around the globe and identify the most difficult regions for managing relocation programs. Among this year’s findings that I found significant, Africa took over as the most challenging region for managing relocation, with last year’s most difficult region, Central and South America, falling all the way to fifth place. Controlling costs, housing, and compliance led the list of concerns, which is not entirely surprising since they’ve been among the top three issues vexing relocation managers in the previous three surveys.