2020 Global Assignment Policies & Practices Survey Report

2020 Global Assignment Policies and Practices Survey

Insights on how global organizations administer their global mobility programs.

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For global mobility leaders of multinational organizations, benchmarking your global mobility policies and practices against those of other global organizations and industry peers can be a powerful tool for reflecting on your current approach and planning how to prepare your talent mobility program for the future. To help, KPMG International conducts an ongoing annual survey of global mobility policies and practices of multinational organizations. While the number of participants continues to grow, the resulting database is already believed to be one of the most robust of its kind on a global scale, with input from over 350 multinational organizations in more than 25 countries and/or territories.

The data offers insights into global mobility programs and how they are evolving in terms of mobility, tax and immigration policies, structure, governance, priorities, performance measures, using technology and automation, and more.

What do the latest results tell us?

This report presents a brief overview of selected key findings from the survey data and offers some important takeaways for global mobility professionals during an unprecedented year for global mobility.

Click here to open the 2020 KPMG Global Assignment Policies and Practices Survey Summary Report and see below for some of this year's key findings.

Key findings:

The integration between Global Mobility and Talent Management
Companies are taking a more purposeful approach to mobilizing talent globally by developing a stronger assimilation between talent management and talent mobility. For those that have aligned their global mobility program to their organization’s talent, nearly half of GAPP Survey participants note that global assignments are a formal part of their organization’s talent development, succession and retention initiatives.
Flexibility in approach
Many organizations are offering greater flexibility in their assignment policy approaches — setting policy frameworks with core and optional provisions and expanding the range of choices for either the assignee or the business. Examples include menu-driven or points systems or via lump sum cash payments in lieu of services in kind to enable choice for mobile employees to develop assignment and transfer packages best suited to their personal needs.

Automation and robotics

Companies are searching for enhanced program solutions, with assignment planning and initiations, cost projections for prospective packages and automating payroll and compensation collection as being top priorities.

Data and Analytics

Companies are increasing their focus on predictive workforce analytics to support program success and measure assignee experience of a changing workforce demographic and to meet the demands and expectations of Millennials and Generation Z employees during mobile work opportunities.

Click here to read the full 2020 KPMG GAPP summary report.

If you encounter any problems accessing the report, please contact us at: us-taxgmssurvey@KPMG.com.

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