As COVID-19 related health concerns continue to restrict international travel movements, the economic impact from the pandemic is being felt both here in Australia, and globally. GDP figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that it will now be impossible for Australia to escape a recession, our country’s first in 29 years. Many organisations are already looking for ways to reduce costs and restructure their operations to adapt to the new normal.
Mobility is not immune to these challenges. Our current environment though is uncharted for many, given that international travel is so limited, and employees are working in new and flexible ways. Beyond the immediate, short term measures, it is important that organisations think strategically about the role mobility has in the longer term and the shape of their global workforce as we emerge from these times.
We hope you can join us for this virtual Sydney-Melbourne chapter event (co-hosted with PwC) where we will explore the challenges that organisations are facing in this downturn, strategies to help manage these and the longer term impacts for mobility.