Powerpoint Slides and Videos from MSI’s executive forum, “Partners in Workforce Mobility” are available below.
The “NEW” New Normal: Global Mobility as a Strategic Advisor
Andrew P. Walker - Principal, Mercer
During the financial crisis, many mobility functions were tasked with finding more cost effective ways to manage their programs. In the wake of the global financial crisis, mobility functions have new and enduring opportunities to improve operational effectiveness, add value, and support the HR and business agendas of their organizations. In this session we will discuss how global mobility can (and must!) transcend its transactional focus to become an important strategic partner and an enabler of effective talent management, workforce planning and other important business goals.
The Price is Right: Understanding Relocation Appraisal & Home Inspection Process
Mark Gronke - Vice President, National Business Development, Fidelity Inspection & Consulting Services
Jody Scannell - Manager, Review & Training, LSI Relocation Solutions
Kelly Newman - Director Client Services, MSI
This session will enhance participants’ understanding of the relocation appraisal and home inspection process. Panelists will discuss the differences between various types of appraisals and inspections that frequently arise during the relocation process and how these can be addressed with employees.
Welcome to New Jersey…We’re Not in Kansas Anymore! The Group Move Experience
Mary Ridges - HR Policy and Relocation Manager, Navistar International Corporation
Susan Ginsberg - Vice President Global Services, Ricklin-Echikson Associates
Paula Sjostedt - Director Client Services, MSI
Debra Sharp - Director Client Management, MSI - Moderator
This session will discuss what’s new in group moves. Recent group move approaches will be discussed with tips on how to make it a success for everyone involved. Case studies will explore several group moves with a focus on strategies, preparations and outcomes.
Culturally Thriving or Just Surviving?
Dean Foster - President, Dean Foster Associates
In today’s global world, the all-important competitive advantage goes to those individuals and organizations that have “cultural competence”: the ability to leverage cultural differences to the success of the business project. This interactive session will explore the “best practices” for ensuring successful expatriate assimilation abroad, and the do’s and don’t’s for maximizing ROI on this critical globalization investment.
Managing Moves into Emerging Markets: the Challenge, the Preparation, the Requirements.
Paul Neve - Regional Director Client Services, The Americas, MSI
Elaine Phipps - Regional Director Client Services, EMEA, MSI
Sharon Leong -Regional Director Client Services, Asia Pacific, MSI
Michael Ray - Vice President, Emigra Group, LLC
This informative, interactive session will highlight the potential pitfalls you may face and solutions you will need to know with MSI’s panel of experts. They will navigate you through some of these challenging locations helping to ensure the least impact to your organization in this ever-changing environment. MSI’s Regional Directors from the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific will share their wealth of experience about immigration, housing and lifestyle, hardship and safety and a host of other topics that will make you an expert as well!
Help! I am sinking fast! Corporation to the Rescue?
Heather Hayes - US Compensation & Global Mobility, TJX Corporation
Barbara Springer - Executive Vice President, @Properties
Luanne Diodati - Inventory Specialist, MSI
Laurie Allen - Director Client Services, MSI – Moderator
Short sales, foreclosures, deed in lieu of foreclosure, promissory notes, loss on sale…oh no! What does it all mean? Should the corporation be the life boat? This session will explore the meaning of all of this and the options facing corporations today, including whether corporations should “bail out” employees who are underwater.
The Art of Partnering – Navigating Professional Relationships
Gregg Gregory - Teams Rock
As the communication process becomes more effective, trust increases, relationships are strengthened, and productivity improves. Building bridges with partners, especially among those with whom we communicate with less frequently, can prove to be challenging. Awareness brings effectiveness. In this highly energized session, Gregg illustrates how to recognize the communication style of anyone within two minutes and adapting your communication style to create more effective and meaningful partnerships.
“Wipeout”: Maneuvering Through the U.S. Housing & Mortgage Markets
Ryan Huskey - Vice President, Corporate Lending Group (CLG)
Maureen Campbell - President, Pearce Plus Relocation & Senior Services
Melissa Graber - Director Client Services, MSI - Moderator
This session will explore the constantly changing U.S. housing and mortgage markets. Experts in both fields will discuss what’s new and what you need to know as a consumer and relocation professional.
What Keeps You Up at Night? International Compensation, Payroll and Tax – Ask the Experts
Linette M. Barclay - Grant Thornton LLP
Dave Leboff - President, Expaticore
Nellie Bogart - Vice President, International Compensation & Payroll, MSI
Kate DeFrancisco - Director Client Management, MSI - Moderator
This interactive session will focus upon tax, compensation and payroll issues affecting global organizations and their globally mobile population. The integration of tax, compensation and payroll activities are critical to all global organizations. Learn how your organization can effectively manage a global program and stay in compliance with the ever-changing regulation landscape.
Technology Moves: See How Technology is Changing the Way We Move
Jeff Forsyth - Chief Information Officer, MSI
Come see how innovations in technology are changing the way we move. Self-Service, Cloud, Mobile solutions – what, when and how you can use technology to keep connected during your relocation.
Crisis Management: Japan, Egypt, the US…Anywhere! Are Our People Ok? Everything You Will Need to Know to be Prepared.
David Sarafinas - Senior Director, Business Development, International SOS
Alex Puig - Regional Security Director, Americas, Travel Security Services, International SOS
Pablo Weisz - Security Manager, Americas Region, Travel Security Services, International SOS
Dr. Robert Quigley - Regional Medical Director, Americas, International SOS
Do you have a plan to secure your people around the world in case of a natural disaster, medical emergency or political crisis? With the tsunami in Japan, the political uprising in Egypt and other global events, it is paramount, now more than ever, to ensure the safety of your employees and their families, and have evacuation strategies in place to call on, should the need arise. This exciting presentation will present a mock crisis similar to the recent events in the Middle East and Japan. The panel will involve the audience for first-hand experience in dealing with an event of this magnitude, demonstrating best practices every step of the way, implementing crisis management plans, and how to leverage technology through travel agencies and GDS systems.