• Home
  • Industry News
  • Home
  • Industry News

This section is reserved for articles related to our industry (non-promotional in nature), recaps of industry meetings, white papers, industry events, etc. Member will need to log-into the site to post.

  • 10 May 2019 9:54 AM | Joshua Hyatt (Administrator)

    When visiting with my clients recently I hear a common refrain,

    "We are so busy.  We are trying to provide policy options and flexibility to meet business needs but are also trying to improve the mobility experience for the employee by providing high touch service and need-aligned packages.  The combination requires a lot of time consulting with the employee and business, which limits our capacity to work on strategic goals."

    Mobility departments are struggling to keep up with a transformed world in which customized, on demand service is expected.  Uber/Lyft pick you up at your door in a moment's notice; a quick Google search can answer almost any question; social media feeds are based on user interests and activities; customized services, from impact investing to personal shopping, all provide tailored services to meet unique individual needs.  It's no wonder that Mobility's stakeholders now expect this type of on-demand, customized service.  

    Some companies are making progress by working smart and providing guided, self-service information.  A number of organizations have built interactive decision guides targeted at  human resources business partners (HRBPs)and the business.  Managers use these self-service tools by answering a few questions about an individual move and then they can see what policy options are available, understand expected costs and move/immigration timelines, and determine if a move is actually feasible.  This helps mobility departments screen cases where mobility isn't a realistic option thus lessening the mobility case load.  And in situations where mobility is a realistic option, it helps prime the conversation between mobility and the business which helps reduce the time spent consulting.  

    Other organizations have found efficiencies through automation.  Some have invested in technology systems to manage the mobility function, but for many companies those systems are out of budget.  As such, smaller programs have had to be creative about where they can utilize automation to reduce time and expense.  Several of my clients have streamlined administration by utilizing lump sums for home leave, home finding, or the entire move.  Others have automated COLA updates which saved one client roughly 15 days of work each year.  Other clients have automated their cost projections which reduced turnaround time from 1 week to about 10 minutes. 

    Finding small wins like some of the items above, can help free up time in your day.  That time can be used to invest in projects to deliver on long term goals and create big wins.  All it takes is a fresh look at your processes, a creative mind, a willingness to try something new, and sometimes a partner to help make it happen. 

    I encourage you to reevaluate your current processes and ask, "How could this be done better?"  You might find some easy wins that are within your reach. 

    by Jordan Blue, AIRINC

  • 08 Apr 2019 10:18 AM | Joshua Hyatt (Administrator)

    BAMM is working on ways to bring our members additional value and reasons to come to our website. As part of this initiative, BAMM is pleased to announce our first shared Webcast with the New Jersey Relocation Council (NJRC). The session is on:

    Block Chain, Cryptoassets and the Future of the Human Resources Industry

    Presenter: Ron Quaranta, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Wall Street Blockchain Alliance

    For several years now, blockchain technology and cryptoassets have dominated headlines with both hype and promise. Industries around the world have been struggling to understand what it all means for their future. In this session, attendees will be able to cut through this noise and learn:

    • What blockchain really is, and what the technology is designed to do.
    • What cryptoassets are, and how to understand both their impact as well as risks.
    • The progress of blockchain in global markets, particular focus on HR industry: data integrity, recruitment,payroll and more; current industry solutions, prototypes and more.
    • How your firm can develop a strategy for a blockchain future.

    WHEN: Tuesday, April 9, 2019

    TIME:  2:15 pm Eastern, 11:15am Pacific


    CLICK ON THE LINK TO - Register

    After your request has been approved, you'll receive instructions for joining the meeting.

  • 01 Mar 2019 9:31 AM | Joshua Hyatt (Administrator)

    BAMM is committed to supporting our local community through charitable causes, and we are pleased to announce that we made the following donations on behalf of all BAMM members to:

    • $600 to NVCF.org– Fund for Camp Fire Victims
    • $11,500 to Not Impossible.  This is for 2018 money raised.
    • $11,500 to BAWCC.  This is for 2018 money raised.
    • $2,500 to WERC Foundation

    We look forward to continuing to support our community in 2019.

  • 12 Jan 2019 10:58 PM | Joshua Hyatt (Administrator)

    Spring Cactus Conference
    March 21st, 2019

    Registration opens Jan 2019

    An afternoon of Baseball, Food, Fun and Education

    Spend the day with ARA on Thursday, March 21st.

    Education in the morning followed by Spring Training in the afternoon at the Cubs vs. Giants baseball game! 

    Learn from several top-level speakers, earn CRP and GMS credits, and have tons of fun at one of Arizona's hottest guest attractions. - More detail to follow. 

    Sponsorship opportunities available! Please contact Christina Mills cmills@oakwood.com or Mary LaRoccamlarocca@crgglobal.com

    Head to the desert and hit your mobility program out of the park!

    Date: Thursday, March 21st, 2019


    • Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West for morning education
    • Sloan Park, Mesa for afternoon ballgame - Chicago Cubs vs.  SF Giants

    CLICK HERE to register


    There will be both CRP and GMS credits awards - Amount TBD..


    ***Are you Interested in sponsoring events like this? - Please contact Mary LaRocca, mlarocca@crgglobal.com or Christina Mills, cmills@oakwood.com to plan for our next events.

  • 12 Jan 2019 10:50 PM | Joshua Hyatt (Administrator)

    Join us for the 2019 SCRC Kick-off Meeting! 

    An Evening of Networking and Entertainment 






     WHEN: Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 4:30pm to 10:00pm 
     WHERE: La Ventura Event Center

    2316 S El Camino Real

    San Clemente, CA 92672


     DETAILS: Join us for a fun evening to kick off the new year! This year we will be featuring Scott Xavier, a mentalist and magician who will blow our mobility minds. Learn more about Scott:https://scottxavier.com


    Registration begins at 4:30 (please be prompt) followed by our entertaining speaker and dinner, which will be a south of the border buffet. While each attendee will receive one drink ticket, additional drinks may be purchased at their cash bar - note this is a true cash bar, meaning they ONLY take cash, so please come prepared.

    EVENT TIMELINE: 4:30pm - Registration opens          

    4:30pm - 5:30pm Networking. Silent Auction begins

    5:30 - 6:00pm Announcements & Introduction of the 2019-2020 Board of Directors

    6:00pm - 7:00pm - Dinner

    7:00pm - Charity Donation Presentation

    7:15pm - Entertainment

    8:30pm - Silent Auction Closes

    Networking and music till 9:30pm



    Please feel free to dress casual for this event.




    If you would like to bring an item to donate for our silent auction, please check the box on the registration page or contact Taylor Williams-Smith for more details,tsmith@nucompass.com or 510-507-8545. 




    On-site parking is available, but limited. Additional parking is located behind Pedro's Tacos in designated spots only.




    La Ventura is just 8 miles from San Juan Capistrano, a short Uber/Lyft ride. Please note, the train does not run in the evening from San Clemente, making San Juan Capistrano the closest station.        

  • 12 Jan 2019 10:47 PM | Joshua Hyatt (Administrator)

    Save the Date
    For Our
    Spring Workshop


    WHEN: April 30th
    9:00am - 2:00pm 
    (9am for corporate roundtable, 
    10am for general registration)

    WHERE: Nordstrom
    500 E. Pine St.
    Seattle, WA 98101
    DETAILS: To Be Announced
  • 12 Jan 2019 10:46 PM | Joshua Hyatt (Administrator)

    PRC Hosts Peggy Smith

    • Join us for an special PRC event February 13th at 3:30 pm for a Happy Hour conversation with Peggy Smith, President of the Worldwide Employee Relocation Council.  We also have a supply of group tickets to the Portland Trailblazer game that evening that can be purchased separately.  

      About the event:

      • Corporate Attendees: FREE 
      • PRC Supplier Members: $25
      • Non-Members: $50

      Prices above do NOT include basketball game. Group Tickets to Blazers vs Warriors Basketball Game at 7:30 at the Moda Center add on ticket price of $175 which includes a ticket to the game and $10 concessions credit.  Please register for both "events" 

      Registration is limited so don't miss it!

      3:30 - 4:00 PM   Registration and Networking (light fare food, drinks)

      4:00 - 5:00 PM   Welcome and Conversation with Peggy Smith, President of Worldwide Employee Relocation Council

      5:00 - 5:30 PM  Networking

    CLICK HEREto register

  • 19 Jul 2018 4:16 PM | Joshua Hyatt (Administrator)


    When: Aug. 23rd

    Time: 3:00 - 5:00pm  Educational Event
    5:00 - 7:00pm Wine Pull and Networking

    Where: Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa

    Details: Our panelists include:

    - John Habanek (Moderator), Executive Director, Chase

    - Rebecca Harris, Diversity & Inclusion Specialist, ViaSat

    - Ray Kirby, Manager, Talent Mobility, Nordstrom

    A Mobility Practitioners View of the Assignment Process

    In addition, SCRC’s own board member, Michelle Olympia-Boldt, recently returned from a short-term expatriate assignment in Japan. Michelle will share her experiences and provide insights into the services that worked well as well as opportunities we can all consider in order to ensure proper support for assignee's as they embark on short term assignments.

  • 19 Jul 2018 4:13 PM | Joshua Hyatt (Administrator)

    BAMM is pleased to announce the launch of our new website. With an updated look and feel that better represents the Bay Area, new functionality and easier navigation BAMM has built a site that should serve our membership for years to come.

BAMM 2018 Scholarship

BAMM is offering a scholarship program for Bay Area high school seniors that were relocated between 9th and 12th grade. The scholarship application period is from October 1 through February 24. Mark your calendar – Registration information will be here when it reopens. Winners will be announced in Spring 2018.

Join BAMM’s Mentorship Program

BAMM supports our members. As a premier forum for mobility professionals, we invite you to invest in your personal career development while raising the collective knowledge of our peers, our organization, and our friends.

Join Our Program  

Copyright © 2018 Bay Area Mobility Management

Development by DotCreativity | Powered by Wild Apricot