MOVE Guides Global Mobility & Relocation Blog

Insights from MOVE Guides’ subject matter experts and business leaders from around the world

Sean Pratt

Sean is MOVE Guides' Marketing Manager and a certified Global Mobility Specialist.
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The Future of Work - AI, Gigs, and Mobile Employees

By Sean Pratt | Mar 08, 2018

The way in which we work is changing and the advances in technology, globalization, and employee preferences are driving the change.  

In 2015 Millennials became the largest generation in the workforce. By 2020 they will be close to 50% of the workforce. Also, since 2012 the average employee tenure has been falling in line with lower unemployment and a growing economy. However, with the rise of automation the world could see 800 million fewer jobs by 2030.

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The rise of HR Tech for Global Mobility Management

By Sean Pratt | Mar 02, 2018

Today there are a multitude of different technologies and app offerings to help you manage your global mobility programs, from point solutions to integrated end-to-end suites. With so many types of solutions, buzzwords, and jargon thrown around it can be difficult to understand what you’re actually getting.

To understand the tradeoffs of different tech solutions you must look at how and where an application is built, how it’s delivered to you, and how it’s maintained and upgraded.

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3 Talent Trends That Keep HR Executives Up at Night

By Sean Pratt | Jan 25, 2018

The characteristics of the global workforce are changing along with employee needs and expectations. Competition for talent is becoming fiercer and new technology is transforming the world of work. The confluence of these factors can result in the perfect storm of talent management concerns for HR executives. However, there are employee mobility and other talent management solutions available to address these challenges.

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Creating Win-Win Relocation Policies for Employees and Employers

By Sean Pratt | Jan 16, 2018

Two primary goals of any global mobility program are for the move to result in placing talent wherever in the world it’s needed, and to ensure that the employee has a smooth and efficient relocation experience. An essential component to achieving these goals is a flexible, cost-efficient relocation policy that meets organizational and employee needs.

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How Much Technology Is In Your Mobility Processes?

By Sean Pratt | Jan 09, 2018

Every organization wants to have access to the right talent, no matter the location. For many, talent mobility is gaining in popularity as a useful way of deploying talent wherever they may be needed most. Research conducted by consulting firm PWC found that the average number of relocating employees in companies rose by 25% between 1998 and 2009, and that the number will grow another 50% by the year 2020. As companies continue to relocate an increasing number of employees, organizations with the most effective mobility technology will have a competitive advantage in managing relocations and related costs.

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Enterprise Mobility Solutions: 4 Questions to Ask a Potential Partner

By Sean Pratt | Dec 27, 2017

With respect to talent mobility, you want the right partner who will work together to help you meet the mobility needs of your workforce. In addition, establishing the right talent mobility solution will also attract and retain talent. In a recent survey by Futurestep, a division of the Korn Ferry global search firm, 87% of surveyed executives agreed that talent mobility is crucial to the attraction and retention of employees.

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MOVE Guides CEO, Brynne Kennedy on DisrupTV

By Sean Pratt | Dec 11, 2017

Earlier this fall Brynne joined R"Ray" Wang and Vala Afshar as a guest on DisrupTV, discussing the role technology and mobility will play for companies in our rapidly growing global economy. If you missed it live the recording is now available for you to watch!  

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Is It Time to Bring on a Partner For Global Mobility Management?

By Sean Pratt | Dec 07, 2017

More and more companies are going mobile—with their employees, that is. But is HR or a global mobility team able to keep up with increased demand? Running global mobility programs involves managing a lot of moving parts, and in some situations it makes sense to work with a dedicated team of global mobility experts to ensure nothing falls through the cracks (and that you’re optimizing your costs).

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October Insight with Alahna Krueger

By Sean Pratt | Oct 26, 2017

This week we're sharing some highlights from our conversation with the ever energetic, straight shooter, and frankly just an all around awesome person, Alahna Krueger. Industry veteran and Founding Partner at Amber Lodging, Alahna talks about the speed with which companies need to operate to embrace change and keep pace with a rapidly evolving marketplace. Enjoy! 

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Going Digital with Mobility and Relocation to Increase HR Efficiency

By Sean Pratt | Oct 24, 2017

HR departments everywhere are feeling the squeeze. The squeeze to do more—in the face of rising challenges. Finding and keeping top talent is harder than ever, and it weighs heavily on the minds of leadership. In fact, 90 percent of recruiters in an MRI Network survey agree that it’s a candidate-driven market, while, according to PwC, 77 percent of CEOs see the availability (or lack thereof) of key skills as the biggest threat to business.

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