Gratitude to an Industry

This week’s newsletter is a bit of a departure. Instead of our usual articles covering a wide range of relocation topics, this is a letter of gratitude.

Full credit to Brian Keating from Dwellworks, who inspired me by stating so well recently on an ERC webinar that he was grateful to be a part of that panel and the industry as a whole. Brian gave voice to what many of us likely have been feeling: a boost of connectivity and a spark of inspiration every time we come together, however we come together.

The analogy of all being in the same boat doesn’t quite fit these days. Instead, we’re more like individual dinghies in the same harbor or – on stormier days – novice surfers riding the same rogue wave. But you all are like a lifeline, a life jacket, and a compass all rolled into one.

Virtual information sharing has become both necessary and welcome. Worldwide ERC, International SOS, AIRINC, and various RMCs are providing excellent content. The weekly Benivo sessions have been lively and informative.

Plugging in to virtual calls and webinars on a regular basis has helped illuminate the larger picture, frame specific issues, and identify potential paths forward. Six months into pandemic-induced isolation, we’ve worked very hard and come a long way.

So whether you are an industry organizer, service provider, corporate leader, sponsor, or other supporter of global talent mobility, thank you for sharing your expertise and best practices, and for – as Brian put it – making us feel like we’re together even though we’re not.

Hope to see you soon, maybe “at” ERC in October.

Written by Ellen Harris, GMS, Product Manager, Content Group