In order for organizations to establish an expat transportation policy and supporting budget, they must first understand the barriers that an expatriate faces when obtaining transportation.
Vicki Ragavanis, a Senior Business Development Manager at International AutoSource, has been working in the expatriate industry for years helping companies create transportation policies for their assignees. Ragavanis wrote an article, “The U.S. Transportation Conundrum” that was featured in the August edition of Worldwide ERC Mobility magazine. Ragavanis’ piece highlights the lack of infrastructure in the United States, and the other challenges faced by incoming expats, such as credit history requirements.
“As we think globally and act locally, it is imperative that organizations understand all facets of the host country” – Vicki Ragavanis
Ragavanis has spoken on the topic a number of times, having been invited to participate in panel discussions at global mobility conferences, discussing the impact the U.S. infrastructure has on Expats. She also co-hosted a webinar for Worldwide ERC on the topic.
Keep reading below for an excerpt from her article “The U.S. Transportation Conundrum”.
The U.S. Transportation Conundrum
Lack of infrastructure, credit history requirements, and other challenges for incoming expats.
By Vicki D. Ragavanis.
Globalization has opened the world to new opportunities, greater resources, and mobile talent. Today, companies are dividing their supply chains across the globe for design, production, assembly, and more. Impressively, 37 or 100 largest economies in the word are corporations, according to a research report released in 2014 by the Transnational Institute. The increased demand for talent, coupled with globalization, has brought a rise in the number of global mobility experts to manage employees’ assignments effectively and provide support with best-in-class resources to accommodate them
Source: Worldwide ERC Mobility magazine