US EMMAs 2011 Winners Announced

Awards Categories

Awards Categories

 

Corporate Only Awards:

Awards CategoriesGlobal Mobility Team of the Year – under 250 assignees – Sponsored by Grant Thornton
An assignment population of 250 or less will present specific challenges in terms of the critical mass of resources that can be applied to the global mobility function. 

 

Awards CategoriesGlobal Mobility Team of the Year – 250 – 1000 assignees – Sponsored by Equus Software
Having one of the larger assignment portfolios is likely to introduce various points of complexity both in terms of assignee management but also in terms of intra-company communications.
Awards CategoriesGlobal Mobility Team of the Year – over 1000 assignees – Sponsored by Fragomen
An assignment population of more than 1000 would rightly be regarded as a “mega” programme that presents unique challenges not only in assignee management but also for the strategic role of the function, its interfaces with internal customers/clients and other stakeholders.All of the above Team categories celebrate how an in-house global mobility/international assignments/HR team has worked together to deliver objectives and benefits that support the business strategies of their organisation.Entrants should explain how the individual and collective skills of their mobility team contributed to their success in delivering considered objectives, innovation and verifiable, measureable results in support of business goals.  Examples of both strategic action and customer/client service can be used to demonstrate achievements

 

Awards CategoriesBest Practice in Challenging Locations – Sponsored by International SOS
Expatriates often have to work in challenging conditions and difficult locations.  

Best Practice companies have well designed programmes and policies for risk and continuity management and are able to respond rapidly to medical emergencies, natural disasters and political turmoil.

Entrants/nominees should be able to demonstrate how they address these problems and give examples of successful outcomes.

Best Spousal Support Program
It is well known that when international assignments fail,  the reason is often that the spouse or non-employee partner is unhappy in the new location.Many companies have spousal support programmes to deal with this aspect and this award is to reflect their operation.  

Entrants should explain how their programme supports business objectives whilst also meeting the needs and requirements of spouses and partners.

They should give day-to-day examples of support activities such as employment counselling, language instruction, social networking and other related solutions.

 

Most Effective Corporate Housing Strategy
Housing is generally regarded as the most costly benefit provided to internationally mobile staff.  

The judges will be looking for entrants that have used their corporate housing effectively to help drive business goals.

For example they may be able to illustrate this by showing:

  • Knowledge of/ awareness of the range of housing solutions available for international assignees
  • Introducing changes and improvements in housing policy benefiting both organisation and assignees
  • Selecting and contracting suppliers for cost effective and quality housing solutions.

The judges will be looking for evidence of clear objectives, innovative approaches and measurable results.

 

Most Effective Reward Strategy
This category applies if you operate a benefits strategy across two or more countries dealing with staff working outside their home country.  

The judges will be looking for an entrant that has used its international benefits strategy effectively to help drive its business goals.

For example, you may have:

  • used innovative approaches to reduce costs
  • developed a new benefit strategy across several countries
  • launched a flexible benefits plan across the global assignee population

The judges will be looking for evidence of clear objectives, innovative approaches and measurable results.

 

Most Effective International Benefits Strategy
This category applies if you operate a benefits strategy across two or more countries dealing with staff working outside their home country.The judges will be looking for an entrant that has used its international benefits strategy effectively to help drive its business goals.  

For example, you may have:

  • used innovative approaches to reduce costs
  • developed a new benefit strategy across several countries
  • launched a flexible benefits plan across the global assignee population

The judges will be looking for evidence of clear objectives, innov

ative approaches and measurable results.

 

Most Effective International Pensions Strategy
The judges will be looking for evidence that an international expatriate pensions strategy has had a real impact in an organisation.For example, this could be:  

  • the launch of a new scheme
  • the implementation of a new international offshore plan
  • using technology to manage the pensions internationally

The judges will be looking for evidence of clear objectives, innovative approaches and measurable results.

Most Effective Relocation Management Strategy
In this category judges will be looking at the best possible use of resources across the management of international relocation.  

Entrants should show:

  • The requirement for improved strategy within their company or organisation as regards relocation
  • Clear evidence of any innovations, effective deployment of resources or improvement in cost management
  • Longer term impact and lessons learned and how any improved methods have been introduced to other parts of the business or other clients.

 

Joint Awards:

Best Vendor Partnership
In addition to the 4 point criteria for entry requirements listed above for the Service Provider Awards, entrants should also provide:  

  • Clear evidence of the benefits of working cooperatively between the client team and service provider team
  • Innovative approached to managing the relationship between service provider and client to ensure that they are working towards a common goal

The judges will be looking for evidence of clear objectives, innovative approaches and measurable results.

 

In the Gift of The Forum:

Outstanding Contribution to Global Mobility
Please note that as this in the gift of the Forum entries are not required

Service Provider Awards:

Relocation Management Company of the Year
The judges will be seeking to understand:  

  • the organisational benefits driven by the team/individual/company concerned in the relevant business area.
  • how nominees have impacted the overall business priorities of their clients and any specific benefits to their assignees and any obstacles overcome.
  • innovations, effective deployment of resources or improvement in customer service/cost management.
  • how any improved methods have been introduced to clients or other parts of the business.

 

Destination Services Provider of The Year
The judges will be seeking to understand:  

  • the organisational benefits driven by the team/individual/company concerned in the relevant business area.
  • how nominees have impacted the overall business priorities of their clients and any specific benefits to their assignees and any obstacles overcome.
  • innovations, effective deployment of resources or improvement in customer service/cost management.
  • how any improved methods have been introduced to clients or other parts of the business.

 

Tax/Legal Services Provider of The Year

The judges will be seeking to understand:  

  • the organisational benefits driven by the team/individual/company concerned in the relevant business area.
  • how nominees have impacted the overall business priorities of their clients and any specific benefits to their assignees and any obstacles overcome.
  • innovations, effective deployment of resources or improvement in customer service/cost management.
  • how any improved methods have been introduced to clients or other parts of the business.

 

Corporate Housing Provider of the Year

The judges will be seeking to understand:  

  • the organisational benefits driven by the team/individual/company concerned in the relevant business area.
  • how nominees have impacted the overall business priorities of their clients and any specific benefits to their assignees and any obstacles overcome.
  • innovations, effective deployment of resources or improvement in customer service/cost management.
  • how any improved methods have been introduced to clients or other parts of the business.

 

International Moving Company of the Year

The judges will be seeking to understand:  

  • the organisational benefits driven by the team/individual/company concerned in the relevant business area.
  • how nominees have impacted the overall business priorities of their clients and any specific benefits to their assignees and any obstacles overcome.
  • innovations, effective deployment of resources or improvement in customer service/cost management.
  • how any improved methods have been introduced to clients or other parts of the business.

 

International Benefits Provider Company of the Year

The judges will be seeking to understand:  

  • the organisational benefits driven by the team/individual/company concerned in the relevant business area.
  • how nominees have impacted the overall business priorities of their clients and any specific benefits to their assignees and any obstacles overcome.
  • innovations, effective deployment of resources or improvement in customer service/cost management.
  • how any improved methods have been introduced to clients or other parts of the business.

 

Thought Leadership – Best Survey or Research Study of the Year
There are a number of studies produced annually that seek to provide research and expertise to the wider global mobility community.  These come from a variety of sources.In this category the judges will be seeking evidence of: 

  • industry research based on a sound model both in terms of theory and evidence
  • the display of innovative ideas supported by clear analysis
  • genuine thought leadership offering advice and guidance
  • concise and accessible communication of findings

 

Open to all:

Most Innovative Use of Technology in Global Mobility

The policies, processes and information that make up the global mobility function are detailed and complex and should be ideal subjects for automation.  However the same complexities throw up challenges and opportunities for a variety of potential software solutions.In this category, we will be seeking nominees from solution providers or corporate teams who have developed bespoke solutions who can demonstrate that their product or system: 

  • Addresses a key need/needs within the global mobility market
  • Displays comprehensive functionality
  • Is user-friendly
  • Provides value for money to clients and customers

(References from customers and clients in support of this award will aid nominees)

 

Global Mobility Professional of the Year
Nominations for this category will be for those who will have likely worked in excess of five years in our industry.The judges will be looking for evidence of a significant, consistent record of achievement with regard to such features as quality of service delivery, innovation, knowledge and overall professional reputation. 

Winners in this category are those likely to be considered for the Outstanding Contribution Award in future years.

Candidates can be nominated from both corporate and supplier members.

 

Global Mobility’s Rising Star
In this category we are seeking to identify key achievers and personalities who are likely to be within their first five years of working within global mobility/expatriate management.They will be regarded by their colleagues and peers as having made a significant impact in the early years of their career and be destined to be the “movers and shakers” in our industry for the future. 

Candidates can be nominated from both corporate and supplier members.

 

In the Gift of The Forum:

Awards CategoriesOutstanding Contribution to Global Mobility – Sponsored by KPMG
Please note that as this in the gift of the Forum entries are not required.

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