Post Pandemic World Demands Modern Workforce Mobility Policies
Post Pandemic World Demands Modern Workforce Mobility Policies

Post Pandemic World Demands Modern Workforce Mobility Policies

Joint Declaration Emphasizes the Importance of Talent Mobility to Economic Recovery

Published: Apr 26, 2021

NEI Global Relocation applauds Worldwide ERC®, EURA® and CERC in coming together to represent workforce mobility and the relocation industry by releasing a joint declaration calling on government and business leaders to adopt modern talent management policies to support faster economic recovery and growth.

“With all that has changed related to workforce mobility, especially over the past year, regulators around the world can benefit by consulting with these expert organizations to support an efficient global recovery,” said Randy Wilson, NEI President | CEO and Worldwide ERC® Government Affairs Council member.

Michelle Moore, NEI Chief Global Mobility Officer and Worldwide® ERC Finance Committee Chair, believes that the impact of corporate entity rules and global tax regulations could impede recovery and consulting with these organizations could bring a more clear understanding of the complexities of these issues.

“We firmly believe that countries and industries with a policy infrastructure that recognizes the importance of talent deployment to economic recovery will bounce back more rapidly,” wrote WECAN – the Worldwide ERC®, EuRA and CERC Associations Network. “That is why we have joined forces for the first time to deliver solutions for modernizing relocation and mobility policies and practices that will drive economic recovery and meet the new workforce realities of a post-COVID world.”

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed how and where we work. A recent Worlwide ERC® survey of senior human resources leaders found that 80.9 percent of employers with more than 10,000 employees anticipate that 50 percent or more of their workforce will be working remotely on a permanent basis.

Meanwhile, existing challenges, like the competition for global talent and ensuring families have a safe relocation experience, have intensified as industries and countries begin to rebuild. Core to these mounting concerns is the importance of talent mobility to economic recovery.

“Workforce mobility and relocation professionals are experts in talent management and relocation, making them central to post-pandemic recovery and future growth,” said Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC) President & CEO Stephen Cryne. “Our declaration today makes it clear that our industry will be partners to government and business leaders looking to modernize mobility policies.”

“National leaders must deliver public policy solutions that ensure business can access and relocate the talent they need to rebuild and recover in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Worldwide ERC® President and CEO Lynn Shotwell. “Government can rely on our industry as a trusted source for solutions to their most pressing talent mobility challenges.”

“At the heart of our declaration today is recognition of the critical role workforce mobility professionals and our industry play in worldwide economic recovery and growth,” said European Relocation Association (EuRA) CEO Tad Zurlinden. “Our commitment to elevating our industry in government and business discussions worldwide is ongoing and will continue.”

The WECAN leaders will focus on three core objectives:

  • Recovery, providing the experts, skills and resources to help our memberships and the networks they serve be part of the economic recovery solution.
  • Recruitment, delivering public policy solutions that ensure business can access and relocate the talent they need to rebuild their workforces, industries, and economies around the world.
  • Recognition, advancing awareness for the value of the many professionals working in the field of employee relocation and the critical role of the global mobility industry in worldwide economic recovery and growth.

“We commit to collaborate in areas of research, education and advocacy in our respective countries and through participation in international bodies to make it easier and faster for employers to recruit and deploy international talent,” the declaration concludes.

Read the full declaration and learn more about WECAN here.


About NEI Global Relocation

NEI Global Relocation delivers dynamic, world-class, workforce global mobility and assignment management solutions. Recognized as the top relocation management company in the 2020 Trippel Relocation Managers’ Survey among all RMCs in the survey, NEI consistently delivers Service Exceeding Expectations to more than 200 clients, including 23 Fortune 500 and 47 Fortune 100 companies. Additionally, NEI has received numerous awards including the CVS Health Star Award, twice recognized as the Best Relocation Management Company of the Year at the Relocate Awards in London and WBE of the Year.  Other recognition includes the Stevie Awards, The Coca-Cola Company Partners in the Promise Award; the Exelon Diverse Supplier Awards; Molson Coors Supplier of the Year and a Best Place to Work in Omaha for two consecutive years.

About Worldwide ERC®
Worldwide ERC® represents the people and businesses that facilitate where work is going. Our members are the relocation and workforce mobility professionals who have the unique skills to move talent around the globe. As the voice of the industry, Worldwide ERC® provides research, education, certification and an advocacy platform to over 5,400 global mobility professionals and the organizations they represent worldwide. Learn more at

About the Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC)
The Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC) is a membership organization whose goal is to provide leadership, services and assistance to members enabling them to effectively serve relocated families by addressing issues that impact workforce mobility both domestically and internationally. CERC has a clearly defined vision of the future and is guided by an important set of values. Founded on October 22, 1982 the Council has over 500 members from across Canada, the United States and internationally. Through our programs, publications and services, CERC helps members increase their expertise in the field of workforce mobility and provides a forum for corporations and service organizations to effectively communicate and provide a more efficient and cost-effective relocation. Learn more at

About EuRA | The European Relocation Association
EuRA is the professional industry body for relocation providers and affiliated services. As a non-profit organisation EuRA promotes professional relocation services. We provide practical support and advice, training and best practice guidance for all of our members. Intercultural understanding, social values and information sharing are deeply ingrained in our DNA. EuRA members are dedicated professionals who share our vision and values in helping create a better business environment. Learn more at