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Trends in Global Mobility

  • 18 Sep 2013
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Physio Control, 11811 Willows Rd NE, Redmond, WA 98052

Session Description: Trends in Global Mobility with an Emphasis on Developments Outside of the US as Business Growth is Pushing Beyond our Borders

Date: September 18, 2013

8:30 a.m.: Continental breakfast will be provided

9:00 a.m. to noon: Presentation

Where: Physio Control, 11811 Willows Rd NE, Redmond, WA 98052

Directions: www.physio-control.com

Register: carol@olsby.com

HRCI Credits: 3 HRCI international credits

Sponsor: Graebel - Darin Burley, GMS - dburley@graebel.com

Cost: No cost


This month’s meeting will examine trends in global mobility with an emphasis on developments outside of the US as business growth is pushing beyond our borders.  The presentation will be used as a starting point for discussion about developments in APAC, EMEA, and US-based assignments and international relocation.  We will talk about the 2013 survey results posted by various organizations in the mobility arena, and how these statistics compare to your organization.  Specific trends being adopted to manage long-term, permanent, and localization policies, as well as host-based compensation solutions such as Local and Local Plus programs will be highlighted, in addition to shorter duration assignments and how these are structured and tracked. 

Panelists from local Seattle corporations will join Leah in exploring the landscape today and what we see in the future.


Topics to be covered:

·         Results from 2013 industry surveys

·         Mobility program design

·         Specific trends in long-term, short-term, permanent international, and EBT programs

·         Policy similarities/differences in APAC, EMEA, and the US



Leah Johnson, GPHR

Senior Director, International Client Services, Graebel Companies, Inc.

Leah Johnson has over 25 years of experience in the assignment management/international relocation industry and has held leadership positions with several third-party companies in strategic services, client services, business development, and operations, and currently works in consulting services with Graebel. She lived and worked as an expatriate in Tokyo and Hong Kong for a total of six years and while in Hong Kong, she managed the Asia/Pacific relocation program for Goldman Sachs.

Leah was born and raised in Rye, New York, and has relocated numerous times in the U.S. and abroad, and now resides in St. Louis, Missouri. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and History from Colgate University, and earned a master’s degree in the Science of Management from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.  She holds the GPHR certification from SHRM and received a 2010 Meritorious Service Award from ERC.


The Global HR Consortium has over a 125 global member companies. If you know of someone who would benefit from our global HR organization who is currently in an international HR role or who would like to build this HR competency, please contact Carol Olsby at carol@olsby.com or 425 922 4900 cell.

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