Mobility Insights

Write-ups on topics around Global Mobility, Talent Management, HR Technology and more.

In-Person Event

December 2022

#RemoteWorkplace

Summary

Remote work continues to rise in popularity and more and more companies across Germany now offer it as a benefit. But how do companies ensure the physical health of their employees is not affected?

In the latest People Mobility Alliance event, founders Mira Pathak and Daniel Zinner spoke with Danit Gal about the effect working from home has had on the physical health of employees and what can be done to rectify the situation.

Once again, the event was hosted at the Deel Berlin offices and sponsored by Hofy and Safety Wing.

Article

14 December 2022

#Workation

Workation as a benefit – what is possible?

Summary

Workations as an employee benefit are currently a hot topic in Germany. Several DAX-listed companies (Bosch, Continental and Siemens) now allow their employees to temporarily work from abroad and a number of large German newspapers have reported on this topic.
Although more and more companies are exploring this offer with their employees, there are a number of difficulties and challenges, especially in Germany.
This article looks at the reasons people want the option of a workation and the risks that are facing employers.

Article

18 October 2022

#PandemicLegacy

Roles and Capabilities of Global Mobility (GM)
Departments to Manage Global Workers

Summary

What is the Pandemic Legacy for Global Mobility? COVID-19 challenged the status quo of individuals, organisations, and countries. Leaders had to make many fast decisions that fundamentally affect people’s lives. In this paper, researcher Rodrigo Mello, delves into the many ways in which Global Mobility departments are having to adapt to post-pandemic work life and shares some insights from his trip to the Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2022.

In-Person Event

7 September 2022

#RemoteMentalHealth

Summary

In September 2022, the People Mobility Alliance held a second event on the topic of remote work; this time with the focus on mental health. The networking evening in Berlin, once more in collaboration with deel. has become a series that focuses on different aspects all around remote work. This time a panel of three speakers, moderated by PMA founders Daniel Zinner and Mira Pathak, discussed pros and cons of remote work and its impact on people. Questions around roles and responsibilities of employers and employees as well as how to raise awareness on both sides were discussed. And last but not least actual solutions on how to support mental health in corporations were provided.

Article

5 June 2022

#EmployeeHousing

more than an instrument of active HR policy

Summary

Are you looking to increase your attractiveness as an employer and improve your employee’s experience? Then employee housing may be a great solution for you to add to your HR strategy! Creating housing options for workforces is currently experiencing a renaissance. Many cities in Germany lack affordable housing, therefore deterring highly-qualified professionals from joining the workforce here. This article by RegioKontext explains how employee housing solutions can help both the employees and the employers.

In-Person Event

22 May 2022

#RemoteCompensation

Summary

In May 2022, People Mobility Alliance held a small, intimate networking evening about the topic of remote work and, more specifically, remote compensation. The event took place in collaboration with Deel, the platform built to help companies hire remotely. Attendees included experts, providers, employees and freelancers within the people mobility and global mobility industries. PMA founders Daniel Zinner and Mira Pathak led the discussion, where the main topics were: what remote work means to different people, how best to implement remote work in companies, how to compensate remote workers and how to ensure employees who can’t work remotely are fairly compensated as well.

Lunch & Learn

16 March 2022

#Ukraine

Summary

The war in Ukraine has led millions of Ukrainians to flee their country, many of whom are arriving in Germany. Tom Stieber, Lawyer with International Law Firm DWF and Katrin Ruland, founder of the international relocation tech company, Noah Mobility, joined Daniel Zinner to discuss what HR teams and companies are focusing on regarding Ukraine, the legal frameworks surrounding immigration in this special situation and how the mass influx of Ukrainian migrants into the EU can be supported with technology.

In-Person Event

17 November 2021

#PeopleMobility

Summary

Networking is one of the most important parts of being involved in the startup and international communities. But like everyone else, this community was hugely affected by the pandemic. Luckily, with a little hard work, perseverance and resilience, plus a dash of rules and regulations, Daniel Zinner (CLEVIS & Noah Mobility) and Mira Pathak (AIRINC) put together one such networking event in November 2021.

Lunch & Learn

16 June 2021

#EuropeGoesUSA

Summary

Many European corporations have made the decision over the past few years to strategically grow their operations in the USA. While this provides a lot of attractive prospects, it also comes with wide-ranging implications and responsibilities. Most importantly, it requires careful planning.

Lunch & Learn

6 May 2021

#Expanding2Germany

Summary

Working from anywhere is no longer a distant dream for many employees. It’s a reality. It has given people freedom in what they do, where they do it and how they do it. For employers, this presents a unique opportunity to fundamentally change their value proposition. It means they can now access new talent pools and drive big cultural change. #Expanding2Germany seems attractive, but there are also wide-ranging implications and responsibilities to consider.

Lunch & Learn

17 March 2021

#WorkAnywhere

Summary

The pandemic has presented opportunities and challenges for employees and employers alike. Forced to work in alternate places, employees have realised that Working from Anywhere can be convenient, giving them more freedom in where and how they work.
Employers have seen opportunities to increase access to a wider talent pool and drive cultural change, but also implications in terms of structuring their mobility programmes compliantly, whilst taking employees’ needs into consideration.