Virtual Assignments – An Emerging Approach to Mobility


Expert Insight Interview

COVID-19 has resulted in a forced experimentation on the workforce. As countries mandated shutdowns; companies implemented their employees to work-from-home as a way to ensure business continuity. While the concept of ‘virtual assignments’ is not new; companies are seeing increased possibilities of incorporating this assignment type into its policy suite.

In this Q & A session, Fred Schlomann, Vice President, AIRINC Asia-Pacific Limited will be talking to Claire Tennant-Scull, FEM’s Global Director of Content & Events about the finer details of virtual assignments. Among other areas they will explore:

• After COVID-19, are companies realizing the potential of virtual assignments in managing costs, accessing global talent and the way forward for increased employee flexibility?

• What does your company need to consider when establishing a virtual assignment policy?

• Along with the increased pressure to drive assignment costs down; how will companies take advantage of virtual assignments? Will this spell the end of traditional assignments? What are the legal implications/ complexities around virtual assignments?

• What role will virtual assignments play in the future of global mobility and what are the best practice to implement virtual assignments?

Director of Content & Events
Forum Expat Management
Vice President, AIRINC Asia-Pacific Limited