Announcements

  • The Advantages and Challenges of a Hybrid Workforce

    In conversations around the future of work, remote work remains dominant, and new data continues to shed light on the remote work policies being created by CHROs, corporate HR mobility professionals, service providers, and more. Part of the conversation is the potential shift to the hybrid working model, or the option for employees to work both from home and the office. According to new data, many employees favor the hybrid model, but this doesn’t come without its challenges.
  • Inclusivity, Inc.: Elevating the LGBTQ Employee Experience

    This Pride Month, employers are continuing to learn about and support the LGBTQ community in an effort to fully embrace the power of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I).

    The topic of diversity, equity, and inclusion has been top of mind for many over the past year after the world encountered a pandemic and the U.S. experienced a shift in conversation towards social and racial justice. Workforce mobility, and the professionals who support the mobility of diverse groups of people all around the world, are primed to lead on DE&Iefforts. This includes supporting the LGBTQ community and the vital employees who are a part of it, enriching the diversity of the world of work every day.
  • Despite the Pandemic, Talent Continues to be Mobile

    New research shows that employees are relocating and changing jobs, demonstrating that despite the pandemic, talent continues to be mobile.

    Last summer, as the COVID-19 pandemic was well underway and employers were weighing their options to ensure business continuity while keeping employees safe, employees were relocating. The rise in remote work and its added flexibility have presented even more opportunity for employees to consider a move, a trend that has continued according to a new survey showing that talent continues to be mobile.
  • May Jobs Report Signals Improving Labor Market

    The most recent report from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics corroborates recent Worldwide ERC research indicating work-from-home alternatives are key to both the jobs that were saved during the pandemic and those that are returning. Job losses continuing to plague the construction sector according to May numbers suggesting demand will continue to outpace inventory in the residential real estate market. A substantial uptick in job listings in the Worldwide ERC Career Center indicate the pace of hiring in the mobility industry is recovering. What positions are you recruiting for and which skill sets do you find to be in high demand?

  • May Jobs Report Signals Improving Labor Market

    The most recent report from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics corroborates recent Worldwide ERC research indicating work-from-home alternatives are key to both the jobs that were saved during the pandemic and those that are returning. Job losses continuing to plague the construction sector according to May numbers suggesting demand will continue to outpace inventory in the residential real estate market. A substantial uptick in job listings in the Worldwide ERC Career Center indicate the pace of hiring in the mobility industry is recovering. What positions are you recruiting for and which skill sets do you find to be in high demand?

  • Worldwide ERC® Recognizes 2020 Award Recipients

    Each year, Worldwide ERC® members dedicate their time and talents to support the mobility community through acts of selfless service. By participating in speaking engagements, thought leadership, task forces, committees, and forums, these service leaders provide expertise and insight that enriches Worldwide ERC® and hard-working mobility professionals.

    To honor these generous gifts of service, Worldwide ERC® formally acknowledges members through its annual Service Recognition Awards Program. Since 1989, Worldwide ERC® has recognized members for their voluntary contributions to the organization via Meritorious Service Awards and Distinguished Service Awards. Volunteers receive these designations upon the accumulation of 10 service points or 25 service points, respectively.

  • Worldwide ERC® Recognizes 2020 Award Recipients

    Each year, Worldwide ERC® members dedicate their time and talents to support the mobility community through acts of selfless service. By participating in speaking engagements, thought leadership, task forces, committees, and forums, these service leaders provide expertise and insight that enriches Worldwide ERC® and hard-working mobility professionals.

    To honor these generous gifts of service, Worldwide ERC® formally acknowledges members through its annual Service Recognition Awards Program. Since 1989, Worldwide ERC® has recognized members for their voluntary contributions to the organization via Meritorious Service Awards and Distinguished Service Awards. Volunteers receive these designations upon the accumulation of 10 service points or 25 service points, respectively.
  • Congratulations to our Most Active (and New) Members of the Week!

    Thank you @Srinivasan Narayanaswami, @Aniko Mile, @Leslie Orr, and @David Crosby for your participation this week as the most active members!

    Also, please welcome @John Yukich, @Amanada Ard Legree, @Lynette Fast Horse, and @Joanna Sadowska at this week's new members!  Don't forget to say hi and welcome them to the Community.

    ​If you have any questions about how to use the Community, please feel free to contact me.

    @Janet Williams​​​​​​​​​
  • YP Scavenger Hunt - May 25th @ 3:30PM ET

    SAVE THE DATE! The Worldwide ERC® Young Professionals (YP) is hosting a mobility-themed scavenger hunt during Worldwide ERC®'s Spring Virtual Conference. Join us on Tuesday, May 25th at 3:30 ET, and get ready to put your #globalmobility and #relocation expertise to the test! 

    This event is open to everyone, and the winners will be awarded a competitive advantage during our next YP event at this year's Global Workforce Symposium #ERCGWS. Let the hunt begin! #WERCYP.

    Don't forget to register for the Spring Event and participate.
  • Making the Business Case for Employee Mental Health and Well-being

    May is mental health month, a time for people around the world to check in and take stock of how we are all feeling. Unprecedented events over the past year have increased the need for mental health and well-being initiatives like never before, including in the workplace where employees are dealing with fatigue and burnout. Research shows that as some businesses look to the potential return to work, employers who prioritize well-being initiatives can support their employees while seeing an increase in business performance.
  • Making the Business Case for Employee Mental Health and Well-being

    May is mental health month, a time for people around the world to check in and take stock of how we are all feeling. Unprecedented events over the past year have increased the need for mental health and well-being initiatives like never before, including in the workplace where employees are dealing with fatigue and burnout. Research shows that as some businesses look to the potential return to work, employers who prioritize well-being initiatives can support their employees while seeing an increase in business performance.
  • CDC's Moratorium on Rent Evictions Overturned in Federal Court

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, public policy initiatives in the United States have centered on providing much-needed economic relief while keeping people safe and healthy. Part of these efforts is the moratorium on all evictions nationwide, which has been extended multiple times and was set to expire on 30 June 2021. Now, a federal judge has struck down the moratorium following several challenges to the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) overall authority to ban evictions.
  • Worldwide ERC®, ATA and IAM Ask Congress for Key Tax Relief - Share with Your Congressmembers Today!

    On May 6, Worldwide ERC® sent a joint letter to Congress with the American Trucking Association (ATA) and the International Association of Movers (IAM) advocating for the reinstatement of the moving tax expense deduction and exclusion. The letter urges Congress to restore this tax relief tool that is vital to making work relocation affordable while supporting workforce mobility. The letter also asks that, as our country rebuilds from the economic slowdown, Congress ensure that the corporate and individual tax rates remain competitive with the rest of the world.
  • Worldwide ERC®, ATA and IAM Ask Congress for Key Tax Relief - Share with Your Congressmembers Today!

    On May 6, Worldwide ERC® sent a joint letter to Congress with the American Trucking Association (ATA) and the International Association of Movers (IAM) advocating for the reinstatement of the moving tax expense deduction and exclusion. The letter urges Congress to restore this tax relief tool that is vital to making work relocation affordable while supporting workforce mobility. The letter also asks that, as our country rebuilds from the economic slowdown, Congress ensure that the corporate and individual tax rates remain competitive with the rest of the world.
  • Keynote speaker announced at the 2021 Spring Virtual Conference!

    The keynote speaker for our Spring Virtual Conference is Cheryl Cran!  

    Cheryl Cran is the founder of NextMapping™/NextMapping.com and the CEO of parent company Synthesis at Work Inc. Recognized as the #1 Future of Work influencer by Onalytica, and author of 7 books, including NextMapping™ - How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Create the Future of Work. 

    For over two decades, Cheryl has built a reputation for delivering extraordinary value to clients that include AT&T, Bell Mobility, Omnitel, Gartner, British Telecom, Manulife, as well as mid-sized companies and entrepreneurs in industries that include technology, health, agriculture, finance, insurance and more. 

    The common theme of all of Cheryl's life's work is a 'people first and digital second approach to create a more human future, helping companies to build the leadership capacity needed to 'change the world through business.'

    Don't forget to register and look at our lineup of other mobility experts and speakers for the Spring Virtual Conference!
  • WECAN Conference Closes with Visions of the Future for Mobility

    In case you missed it, the WECAN: Mobility Across the Pond conference took place this week, featuring conversations from leading experts on the future of mobility policies across the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
  • Worldwide ERC®, EuRA, and CERC Join as WECAN to Elevate Mobility’s Role in Global Economic Recovery

    Worldwide ERC is proud to be a part of WECAN, releasing today the first-ever joint Declaration on the importance of workforce mobility to global economic recovery. Together, WECAN move workforce mobility and the world ahead. #workforcemobility #talentmobility

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  • Congratulations to our Most Active Members of the Week!

    Thank you @Tracie Foster, @Robert Fletcher, @London Roberts and @Srinivasan Narayanaswami for your participation this week!

    Also, welcome ​@Lucia Flores, @Jamie Schroder, @Janet Dufresne-Beal, @Josh'Shea Kelley, @Niamh McNamee@Kathleen Batterton, @Alexander Chandler, @Jeff Knipe, and @Marc Topoleski as this week's new members!  Don't forget to say hi and welcome them to the Community.​​​​​​
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  • Congratulations to our Most Active Members of the Week!

    Thank you @London Roberts, @Lisandra Mioni-Green, @Megan Honaker and @Dale Collins for your participation this week!

    Also, welcome ​@Kayla Delaney and @Dee Reddy as this week's new members!  Don't forget to say hi to them.​​​​​​
  • The Happiness Challenge in the New World of Work

    This month, the world celebrated International Day of Happiness, established in 2011 by the United Nations as it called for “a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes the happiness and well-being of all peoples.” Over the past year, mental health and well-being has been put to the ultimate test due to the unprecedented global health crisis of COVID-19. Workplaces have sought to prioritize mental health initiatives like never before, putting employees first as the world of work navigated happiness in new and profound ways.
  • Worldwide ERC® Launches Research Report on Remote Work Policies

    Learn about Transformation of the Global Workforce: Remote Work, a new Worldwide ERC® study of insights from CHROs on where work is going after a transformational year.

    Topics discussed in the report, the new reality of remote work, work from home policies and how they are evolving, and discussion for Senior HR Leaders about work/life balance.
  • Antitrust/HR Issues

    Federal Antitrust laws prohibit agreements among employers not to recruit certain employees or not to compete on terms of compensation (Department of Justice/FTC Antitrust Guidance For Human Resource Professionals (https://www.justice.gov/atr/file/903511)

    In compliance with antitrust requirements, Worldwide ERC® publishes surveys reporting composite data that enable HR professionals to learn the types of benefits employers offer to transferees and the range of costs that employers incur when transferring employees to new locations. These surveys promote competition by helping employers to benchmark their practices. 

    When visiting your Worldwide ERC® Community, you can ask general questions such as whether Community members provide certain types of benefits to transferees, whether they pay a sliding scale of benefits based on factors such as the transferees salary or transfer location, etc. 

    You cannot ask specific questions such as how much is the total dollar value that a Community member will currently pay to a transferee moving from X to Y or how much is the maximum commission that a Community member will pay to a real estate broker.

    The government antitrust enforcers believe that general information provided by a trade association usually promotes competition but direct one on one communications between employers involving specific details of how much an employer is currently paying for salaries or types of benefits is anti-competitive and could violate the Antitrust laws. 

  • Worldwide ERC® Releases Principles for Public Policy Reform

    Worldwide ERC® and the over 5,400 workforce mobility and relocation professionals it represents today released its principles for public policy reform to help policymakers stay ahead of where work is going. As the certified relocation professionals and global mobility specialists who have mastered the process of transferring working professionals around the world, Worldwide ERC ® members are uniquely qualified to identify the best policies for safely and efficiently relocating and supporting individuals in the workplace – including remote ones.
  • The Future of COVID-19, and What Employers Need to Prepare for Next

    The International Organization of Employers (IOE) held a high-level digital conference bringing together top United Nations (UN) officials and business leaders to discuss “Covid-19: What Employers Need to Prepare for Next.”
  • Bridging the Digital Divide for Better Employee Experience

    While many employers are focused on employee experience, some lack clear strategy, an issue that’s exacerbated by a digital divide. This is a trend to watch. 

  • Bridging the Digital Divide for Better Employee Experience

    While many employers are focused on employee experience, some lack clear strategy, an issue that’s exacerbated by a digital divide. This is a trend to watch. 

  • Bridging the Digital Divide for Better Employee Experience

    While many employers are focused on employee experience, some lack clear strategy, an issue that’s exacerbated by a digital divide. This is definitely a trend to watch. 
  • Relocation a Key Consideration for Business Leaders

    While many business leaders continue to grapple with a variety of challenges, new research reveals that a rise in remote work has employees on the move.
  • This Week's Most Active Members

    Thanks @Douglas Barnett, @Dale Collins, @Adina Pergament and @Danielle Moores for being this week's most active members in the Worldwide ERC Community!​​​​​


    Want to make it onto our Most Active Member Leaderboard?  Go into the Communities and ask and answer questions, meet up with friends, update your profile, etc.  This is Your Community!
  • DHS Releases Countries Eligible for H-2B Visa Programs

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in consultation with the Department of State (DOS), released the list of countries whose nationals are eligible for H-2B visas for the year, effective 19 January.
  • Employers Focus on Environmental, Social, and Governance Strategies

    A new report highlights the environmental, social, and governance priorities of global business leaders.

    As we enter a new year with an invigorated focus on the future, issues such as environmental sustainability, diversity and inclusion, and business transparency will continue to be at the forefront of business planning. According to a new report, executive business leaders around the world are prioritizing their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies.
  • We Are Where Work is Going

    Worldwide ERC® President and CEO Lynn Shotwell reflects on the past year while looking forward to 2021.
  • Public Policy Roundtables Discuss Pressing Policy Issues at Global Workforce Symposium 2020

    Want to be in the know. Read about our public policy roundtables from the Global Workforce Symposium.

    If you haven’t already: register now! It’s not too late to sign up to experience this new format with all the elements you’ve come to expect from the Global Workforce Symposium. Join us at the first-ever virtual, month-long Global Workforce Symposium from now until 20 November 2020.
  • Public Policy Roundtables Discuss Pressing Policy Issues at Global Workforce Symposium 2020

    Want to be in the know. Read about our public policy roundtables from the Global Workforce Symposium.

    If you haven’t already: register now! It’s not too late to sign up to experience this new format with all the elements you’ve come to expect from the Global Workforce Symposium. Join us at the first-ever virtual, month-long Global Workforce Symposium from now until 20 November 2020.

  • Public Policy Roundtables Discuss Pressing Policy Issues at Global Workforce Symposium 2020

    Want to be in the know. Read about our public policy roundtables from the Global Workforce Symposium.

    If you haven’t already: register now! It’s not too late to sign up to experience this new format with all the elements you’ve come to expect from the Global Workforce Symposium. Join us at the first-ever virtual, month-long Global Workforce Symposium from now until 20 November 2020.
  • Public Policy Roundtables Discuss Pressing Policy Issues at Global Workforce Symposium 2020

    Want to be in the know. Read about our public policy roundtables from the Global Workforce Symposium.

    If you haven’t already: register now! It’s not too late to sign up to experience this new format with all the elements you’ve come to expect from the Global Workforce Symposium. Join us at the first-ever virtual, month-long Global Workforce Symposium from now until 20 November 2020.
  • Public Policy Roundtables Discuss Pressing Policy Issues at Global Workforce Symposium 2020

    Want to be in the know. Read about our public policy roundtables from the Global Workforce Symposium.

    If you haven’t already: register now! It’s not too late to sign up to experience this new format with all the elements you’ve come to expect from the Global Workforce Symposium. Join us at the first-ever virtual, month-long Global Workforce Symposium from now until 20 November 2020.
  • Public Policy Roundtables Discuss Pressing Policy Issues at Global Workforce Symposium 2020

    Want to be in the know. Read about our public policy roundtables from the Global Workforce Symposium.

    If you haven’t already: register now! It’s not too late to sign up to experience this new format with all the elements you’ve come to expect from the Global Workforce Symposium. Join us at the first-ever virtual, month-long Global Workforce Symposium from now until 20 November 2020.
  • Speakers Announced at virtual Global Workforce Symposium

    We're excited to announce our lineup of mobility experts and speakers for this year's Global Workforce Symposium.
  • Registration Open for the Global Workforce Symposium!

    In light of the global pandemic, we're going completely virtual with this year's event but that doesn't mean you'll miss out on what makes the Global Workforce Symposium great. We're bringing you a month-long event with at least 12 days of live content featuring industry experts, dedicated regional events, networking opportunities, trade show exhibits all on an innovative, one-of-a-kind virtual platform. We look forward to seeing you at the 2020 Global Workforce Symposium! 

  • Registration Open for the Global Workforce Symposium!

    In light of the global pandemic, we're going completely virtual with this year's event but that doesn't mean you'll miss out on what makes the Global Workforce Symposium great. We're bringing you a month-long event with at least 12 days of live content featuring industry experts, dedicated regional events, networking opportunities, trade show exhibits all on an innovative, one-of-a-kind virtual platform. We look forward to seeing you at the 2020 Global Workforce Symposium! 

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