The team of global mobility experts at Gerson Relocation have been reviewing an interesting topic this week – covering the use and application of global mobility data capture in the relocation sector.
The use of data capture in the global mobility industry is a huge topic, and one which demands an appropriate level of consideration from industry professionals – in both a corporate and domestic relocation setting.
Here at Gerson, we use our bespoke software platforms to capture data, and track assignee movement – in effect, this data capture becomes an integral research tool for our mobility expertise.
Our global mobility teams also benchmark many areas of our operation based on the effective and consistent inputs from data capture. This is then used to review what’s happening in the industry.
In our experience as global mobility experts in London and abroad, this data capture is sometimes conducted by clients using technology in-house, and we’d love to know what platforms our clients are using and what they make of them. We manage data capture for other clients, of course.
Some of the key questions our global mobility teams ask around data capture include:
Do clients have a platform in place that can capture this data?
How are mobility teams using the data they capture?
What is the cost versus practicality equation of such platforms?
Does assignee-volume determine the need for this sort of system, or is it mobility team-size driven?
Using data capture in global mobility is an expanding area of interest and relevance and we’d love to know how it’s impacting your business.
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