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Blogs / 14 DEC 2021

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: How to Support Your Relocating Employees

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Download Our DE&I EMEA and APAC Pulse Survey Report

During the session, we also shared the results of a UK-based DE&I pulse survey conducted at this year’s Expat Academy annual conference in London. Download your copy of the survey report, which includes the results of a second pulse survey conducted at a mobility event in Shanghai, garnering nearly 50 responses.

I recently had the pleasure of hosting our Cartus Clinic, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Supporting Your Relocating Employees. The session—led by Karen Menendez, Global Account Director, Intercultural & Language Solutions and Anna Searle, Client Services Director, Global Talent Mobility—explored best practice recommendations around supporting employee inclusion, incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) principles into mobility policy reviews, offering duty of care to the LGBTQ+ community, and providing coaching support for assignees.

If you missed the live event, you can watch the recording here.

Our pulse survey results take a deep look into questions such as:

  • How does tracking diversity data related to relocation and/or global mobility populations benefit an organisation?

  • What type of support do organisations provide to network, connect, and otherwise facilitate the inclusion of relocated employees?

  • How are organisations equipping relocating employees (and their families) to thrive within the diverse cultural and linguistic environments they encounter on assignment—and, in turn, how are they leveraging the global experiences, skills, and a more inclusive mind-set of returning employees?

On the whole, the two regional pulse surveys reiterated our original global findings in that, despite the ever-growing influence of DE&I within organisations, many global mobility teams are not yet at the forefront of necessary change.

Coming Soon!

Look out for our next white paper, DE&I & Global Mobility: Considerations for Developing a Robust Program. As corporations continue to develop and build out their DE&I strategies, global mobility professionals are contemplating their role in this initiative. In our upcoming Cartus white paper, we explore:

  • opportunities to begin the DE&I journey via mobility policy design

  • achieving mobility governance through inclusion

  • a global mobility manager’s responsibility to be aware of the laws that govern locations where employees are sent

  • the importance of data tracking 

To find out more about how to incorporate DE&I into your mobility program and policies, please contact your Cartus representative or email


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