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HRadiO: Mott MacDonald’s approach to streamlining the mobility process using AI

HRadiO: Mott MacDonald’s approach to streamlining the mobility process using AI

Janelle Gavin, Regional Human Resources Manager for APNA, tells Sarah Gideon how Mott MacDonald leans on collaboration between HR professionals and mobility professionals to ensure an effective and smooth employee transition experience.

Welcome to this episode of HRadiO, the podcast by Human Resources Online (HRO) that gives you insights into the latest trends in HR & leadership.  

Over the course of a two-part podcast series on talent mobility, we will be exploring the strategic balance between cost-effective employee mobility solutions and career development in the ever-changing landscape, to eventually retain a strong talent pool. We will also look at how organisations navigate this intersection for financial sustainability and long-term workforce success.   

In this first part of the series, titled How HR leaders in Asia are ensuring an inexpensive mobility package’, we are excited to be speaking to Janelle Gavin, the Regional Human Resources Manager for Asia Pacific Australia and New Zealand (APNA), Mott MacDonald.    

Listen to the podcast to learn about:  

  • Mobility trends post-COVID, with a focus on remote work and office returns: Gavin shares her observation of a shift towards a hybrid approach to work, with organisations setting expectations of around three to four days of work-in-office, while allowing remote work. 
  • Mobility trends and cost management in business: Insights on how the leader expects organisations’ mobility to increase in 2024, posing challenges for environmental & sustainability goals. She also shares how cost management is crucial for mobility, citing statistics that show a major loss in the last couple of years. 
  • Leveraging tech to take the mobility function forward:  
    • How Mott MacDonald reviewed its mobility approach and identified three key pillars by asking the 'why' and prioritising investing in employees’ experiences. 
    • How Gavin foresees AI helping organisations streamline their mobility processes and improving diversity in talent pools.   
  • Collaboration can help combat mobility challengesThe demand for collaboration between departments is crucial for successful mobility initiatives. Mobility professionals should work closely with HR professionals to provide structured workshops and one-on-one coaching for families moving with assignees. 

Want to hear more? Head over to the podcast to give it a listen:  

HRO’s annual conference devoted to making employees mobile, Talent Mobility 2024, is back for the 10th year, and we’ll be discussing all the important mobility issues that are top of mind for you. Find out more here! 

Photo / Provided (featuring Janelle Gavin)

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