It’s no secret that an understanding of the inner workings and demographics of a specific industry is valuable information. That’s why we’re pleased to provide a closer look at the Financial sector in this Industry Profile Report from Cartus Consulting. These reports target seven major industry sectors that were included in the Cartus 2012 Trends in Global Relocation survey and contrast specific industry versus overall responses to key questions. A closer look at the Financial sector includes financial institutions, banking, real estate, and insurance. In our 2012 Trends survey, the Financial industry represented the largest sample of responding companies (22%). This group’s [...] Read More
Author Archives: Cindy Madden
In July, I blogged about Cartus Consulting’s new Industry Profile report series, which examines seven major industry sectors included in the Cartus 2012 Trends in Global Relocation survey. The reports contrast specific industry versus overall responses to key questions and provide a unique understanding of the inner workings of those specific demographics and program parameters. Sample categories include assignee profiles, policy benefits, assignment types, cost control, and key driving factors for assignments.
Today, I’m taking a look at the pharmaceutical (“Pharma”) industry. The top driver for long-term assignments in the Pharma world is to fill management and leadership roles—at 83%, a slightly higher [...] Read More
In global relocation, one size definitely does not fit all. Policies are as unique as the companies providing the benefits, with versatile assignee demographics adding a layer of complexity to even the most finely tuned programs. As a result, it has become increasingly important for organizations to determine how competitive their programs are in comparison with industry standards, allowing for informed decisions to help establish a baseline for recruiting and retention.
Cartus Consulting has responded to this need with a new Industry Profile report series, examining seven major industry sectors included in the Cartus 2012 Trends in Global Relocation survey. The [...] Read More
Companies are telling us that the focus on linking their global relocation programs to their overall talent management strategies is intensifying—and no wonder. As new, challenging global locations and assignment types proliferate, getting maximum value from international assignments means more upfront preparation and communication and a better understanding of who is moving, how, and why.
Cartus’ new Pulse Survey delves into those questions, as well as the tactics companies are taking to tighten the links between global assignments, overall career development, and corporate value. Join your colleagues and share your thoughts and opinions by taking our quick Pulse Survey. You’ll receive [...] Read More
With the challenges in the global economy over the past few years, organizations are looking to control assignment costs while still meeting their business needs. Cartus Consulting takes a look at the extent to which assignments are moving more toward short-term moves and also answers clients’ questions about some of the challenges and drivers of short-term assignments.
To what degree are companies increasing their use of short-term assignments, and what are some of the challenges?
With global mobility budgets shrinking over the past several years, many organizations have moved toward an increased use of short-term assignments. In Cartus’ 2012 Trends in Global [...] Read More