EXCLUSIVE: Lloyd’s Register is to introduce new technology to help manage global mobility.
The scheme, which will be launched in December and provided by Polaris Global Mobility, will help the engineering, technical and business services organisation remove the administrative burdens associated with global mobility
It will also help free up time for the organisation to focus on tax and strategic functions within HR and global mobility in order to remain compliant.
Kerry Higgins, global mobility specialist at Lloyd’s Register, will discuss how the organisation pursued a global mobility technology solution and how to build a business case to win internal approval at Employee Benefits’ sister brand the Forum for Expatriate Management’s (FEM) East and Africa (EMEA Global Mobility Summit 2014 on 7 November.
Higgins said: “We are living on spreadsheets and it is hard to find out how much something costs or how long someone has been out in a country at the simple click of a button.
“The technology will help take the attention away from spending so much time on administration. It is based on workflow and will let us keep all documentation in one area.
“It also helps generate information that we can quickly send out.”
Lloyd’s Register use to operate as a decentralised function with more than 60 people around the world working on global mobility, but it now has three centres of excellence.
The organisation faced a number of challenges when building a business case and the session will help delegates to identify the necessary requirements to build a business case and prove return on investment.
Higgins added: “Global mobility specialists need to look at doing this. They need to look at their operating model and ask if it is efficient and keeping their organisation compliant.
“It is a challenge and budgets are very tight in HR and global mobility, so they have to be persistent. When we were talking to stakeholders it was a big no.
“It is about building a strong relationship with the provider and knowing what you want from the technology. It has taken a year for us to get to this stage.”
Higgins will speak alongside Dimitri Vigushin, global head of business development at Polaris Global Mobility.
FEM’s EMEA Global Mobility Summit will be held at the Lancaster London on 7 November 2014.