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blogs / 28 APR 2021

Demystifying Flexible Mobility: The First Steps on a Journey of Policy Transformation

Andy Conduit-Turner

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Today, we’re excited to launch our new Flexible Mobility series with a very timely white paper: Demystifying Flexible Mobility: Dispelling Myths and Outlining First Steps on a Journey of Policy Transformation. With an in-depth blueprint of initial considerations and real-life case studies, this white paper is a must-read for HR and mobility professionals.

The concept of “flexible mobility” is not, at its heart, new news, but today, with an increasing focus to support a diverse workforce, its place within the mobility landscape has never been so important. But when it comes to implementing a new flexible approach, where do you begin?

1. One Size Does Not Fit All!

There is no template that you will be able to follow to create your flexible program. Your business’s unique needs are unlikely to be identical to that of another company. Of course, template options and tested methodologies are often a great starting point or a useful benchmark to implement against, but being reliant upon them to move an organization past square one of this process would make achieving a total program transformation near impossible.

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2. Do You Have the Time and Ability to Commit?

Even with the advances in analytical tools and user interfaces, designing and implementing an effective flexible relocation model is not as simple as flipping a switch. There will be questions, data to gather, opinions to collate, numbers to crunch, feedback to assess, and communications to send. Your in-house HR/mobility team, whether working alone or with an external relocation services partner, should prepare to engage fully and invest the time to ensure your new policy is fit for purpose.

3. Reflecting and Understanding Your Priorities is Crucial

When beginning to consider designs for your flexible policy, you may find yourself weighing the merits of employee experience versus cost containment, or technology integration versus the need to make changes to a strict timescale. The simple answer is, of course, “Yes to all.” While this is an admirable goal, we recommend assessing all of your priorities and goals for a policy transformation and ranking them in order of priority. Taking the time to establish what must be achieved is key to successful policy redesign.

Stay Ahead of the Game

Over the coming months, we will share our in-depth knowledge and unparalleled experience in designing and delivering flexible mobility programs through a series of white papers and blogs. 

Want to be the first to read our next white paper in the Cartus Flexible Mobility series?

As the industry leader in global mobility, Cartus stands ready to support you in discussions around potential policy transformation. If you would like to know more, contact your Cartus representative or

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Andy Conduit-Turner

Andy has performed a number of roles throughout a 10-year global mobility career with Cartus. With broad experience in Account Management and a passion for innovation, Andy is accustomed to applying objective analysis to both industry trends and client data to provide insights and evolving solutions to meet changing client needs.