27 SEP 23

8am California

Gabriela Brizio RivasGabriela Brizio Rivas


No alternative text description for this imageIn an increasingly globalized world, companies need to have effective mobility programs to be able to compete in the market. 

However, it is not always easy to know if we are doing things right or if there is something we can improve. 

For those who are not familiar with the term, benchmarking is a tool that allows you to compare the performance of a company with that of similar ones in your sector. 

In the case of mobility programs, this involves evaluating how the company is performing in terms of managing the mobility of its employees compared to other companies.

Why is it important to benchmark mobility programs?

First, because it allows us to identify strengths and weaknesses in our program.  By comparing ourselves to other companies, we can identify areas where we are doing a good job and areas where we need to improve.

Some of the areas that can be evaluated through benchmarking are:

1. Relocation policies: Do we offer our employees relocation packages that are competitive with those of other companies?

2. Compensation and benefits: Are we offering salaries and benefits competitive with those of other companies?

3. Relocation process: Is our relocation process efficient and effective?

4. Support Services: Are we offering adequate support services for our employees and their families during the relocation process?

By evaluating these areas, we can identify opportunities to improve our mobility program and make it more attractive to our employees and more effective for our company.

En un mundo cada vez más globalizado, las empresas necesitan contar con programas de movilidad efectivos para poder competir en el mercado. Sin embargo, no siempre es fácil saber si estamos haciendo las cosas bien o si hay algo que podemos mejorar.

Para aquellos que no estén familiarizados con el término, el benchmarking es una herramienta que permite comparar el desempeño de una empresa con el de otras similares en su sector. En el caso de los programas de movilidad, esto implica evaluar cómo se está desempeñando la empresa en cuanto a la gestión de la movilidad de sus empleados en comparación con otras empresas.

¿Por qué es importante hacer benchmarking en los programas de movilidad? En primer lugar, porque nos permite identificar fortalezas y debilidades en nuestro programa. Al compararnos con otras empresas, podemos identificar áreas en las que estamos haciendo un buen trabajo y áreas en las que necesitamos mejorar.

Algunas de las áreas que se pueden evaluar a través del benchmarking son:

1. Políticas de reubicación: ¿Ofrecemos a nuestros empleados paquetes de reubicación competitivos con los de otras empresas?
2. Compensación y beneficios: ¿Estamos ofreciendo salarios y beneficios competitivos con los de otras empresas?
3. Proceso de reubicación: ¿Nuestro proceso de reubicación es eficiente y efectivo?
4. Servicios de apoyo: ¿Estamos ofreciendo servicios de apoyo adecuados para nuestros empleados y sus familias durante el proceso de reubicación?

Al evaluar estas áreas, podemos identificar oportunidades para mejorar nuestro programa de movilidad y hacerlo más atractivo para nuestros empleados y más efectivo para nuestra empresa.

#Benchmarking #ExpatriateSalaries #ExpatriateManagement #GlobalMobility #MovilidadGlobal #TalentManagement


Mexico City

Steven Howard

Mexico City

Sergey Gorbatov


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My approach is anchored in fast, yet rigorous execution, leveraging my expertise, and maintaining a strategic mindset to deliver impactful solutions.  With experience spanning the FMCG, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, educational, and NGO sectors, I have a proven track record of success in country, regional, and global roles. 

As a thought leader and life-long learner, I write, speak, and teach about the complex issues of talent and human performance, simplifying them for my audience.

If you’re interested in discussing talent management, leadership development, or collaborating on a project, feel free to connect with me or send a message.


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Costa Rica  

Experience & Development Manager  



PremierDS specializes in providing Immigration & Relocation Solutions support to Multinational Corporations & Relocation Management Companies in South East Florida and 32 countries throughout Latin America & The Caribbean.

Our support includes but is not limited to: • Immigration Services • Destination Services • Temporary Housing Coordination • Temporary Furniture Coordination • Departure Services • Property Management • Tenancy Management • Document Legalizations/Apostilles • Move Management Coordination • Pet Transport Coordination • Cross Cultural & Language Coordination

Currently Servicing – SE Florida (USA), Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, Suriname, The Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela.

I have had extensive people related work experience in customer service, expatriate and relocation services, corporate communications, community relations and the shared services industries, providing me with a variety of skills and the ability to work along with different types of people.

I am positive, that given the opportunity, I could lead and fit easily into any team within a company.

As a person who thrives in high-pressure and fast-paced situations, I strive for positive results through the application of my analytical skills and communication abilities.

Additionally, I possess expertise in employee relations and an aptitude for optimizing performance and motivating colleagues. In any position, I can visualize success and identify innovative and effective strategies for achieving it.

I have artfully balanced workplace objectives and productive relationships, inspiring strategies and insightful suggestions to achieve a competitive business edge.

My leadership, communication and collaboration strengths have enabled my professional growth.

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BRICS vs. G7:

Are We Witnessing the Birth of a

New Economic Powerhouse?

Image previewLast week, global politics got a pretty big shake-up with the announcement that the BRICS would be more than doubling in size, going from their current 5-member roster to an 11-member club.

The BRICS bloc, currently consisting of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, have had the same roster since South Africa joined in 2010. The grouping spun out of a term coined in 2001 by a Goldman Sachs analyst, the BRIC, reflecting major emerging markets that would dominate the global economy by the year 2050.

Well, after 13 years and 15 summits as a fivesome, the BRICS have decided to welcome some new members: Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Obviously, we’re most excited for Argentina’s accession, which is doubling the amount of Latin American representation in the BRICS. Meanwhile, the remaining new members serve as a pretty large entry into the greater Middle East and Northeast Africa region.

As a result of these new members joining, 2024 will solidify a trend long in the making, which is the now 11-member BRICS surpassing the Group of Seven (G7) in terms of nominal gross domestic product—though technically this has already been the case since 2020, if only by a little bit.

The G7, which originated in the 1970s, is an intergovernmental forum bringing together Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States (as well as the European Union). The roster spans some of the traditionally largest economies in the world, as well as the standard-bearers for Western liberal democracies.

Notably, there was a period of overlap between the two groupings, back when BRICS member Russia was part of what was then called the G8—that ended in 2014 when it was suspended following its annexation of Crimea.

Now, the G7 has long been dominated by its largest economy, the US, and BRICS is looking like it’ll be similar with its own largest economy in China. Geopolitics aside, however, what we’ll be watching is whether blocs like the expanded BRICS can deliver tangible results for its Latin American member countries.

Today Brazil and Argentina; tomorrow, Mexico?

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