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Don't miss MoveAssist at the WERC Global Workforce Symposium!

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MoveAssist are looking forward to exhibiting at the WERC Global Workforce Symposium this September! 

Robby Wogan, Soren Sturup-Toft and Guy Smith will be attending the Symposium from the 27th - 29th September 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago. Visit booth 643 to see our Global Mobility software, mai-assignment, and the award-winning Global Mobility chatbot, MAIA. 

If you would like to schedule a time to meet with a member of the team to discuss your Global Mobility software needs and how mai-assignment and MAIA can help your team, please contact us at hello@moveassist.com. 

You can learn more about the WERC Global Workforce Symposium here and register to attend the event.

See you there!

The mai Team
 

Interconnectivity: augmenting your global mobility programme through API technology

‘How a business wins or loses is increasingly dependent on how well they connect to external party apps, devices and services.’
— (Fortune, 2015)

Through interconnectivity, all parties can share up-to-date and relevant data to contribute to the overall success of a global mobility programme. This is particularly helpful when trying to develop a coherent and all-encompassing global mobility strategy with multiple stakeholders across many office locations and time zones. Software which allows users to work from within an application which they are already familiar with and transfer relevant information quickly and easily (so it’s immediately available in the receiving application), will improve accuracy with relatively low implementation costs. Before now, this process was extremely complex and time-consuming to configure and set-up.   
 
Whilst systems ‘talking’ to one another has been done before, advances in technology means that system integrations utilising a ‘RESTful API’ are more efficient and cost-effective. For the tech-minded, RESTful APIs are an increasingly popular alternative to traditional web service protocols such as SOAP. Real-time two-way transfer of data between global mobility software and other internal and external applications will augment the core capabilities and efficiencies of the global mobility function. 
 
Below are some examples of how your global mobility software could be enhanced by a RESTful API:

Internal uses 

With integration between key HRIS and finance systems and the global mobility software core employee information such as demographic data, cost centres and payroll information as well as assignment details can be kept current and with intelligent workflow, global mobility teams can be prompted when these changes impact on assignments. 
   
Information held in talent management systems is increasingly important to empower global mobility in assignment selection and review discussions with the business. This is enhanced if data is held on employees who are willing to relocate, details of relevant skills, languages and working rights. 

External uses

By being connected with your vendors you can initiate and pass confidential data in a secure way. This can be particularly important when Personal Identifiable Information and compensation data is required by compliance vendors for tax and immigration. The two way flow means that global mobility teams can see the status of services managed such as the progress of tax return filings or how a home search is coming along.

Whilst businesses become more reliant on the ease and speed of information sharing, EY’s Global Mobility Effectiveness survey indicates that only 18% of Global Mobility teams have robust technology in place. For those who do have technology, this may be effective for managing assignments, however, it may not be API-ready and able to cope with integration; the key to future-proofing its usability in the workplace.      
 

Good things come in threes for MAIA!

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MAIA, the global mobility chatbot, has been shortlisted for the third time this year! 

Following recent successes, MoveAssist are delighted to announce that MAIA has once again been shortlisted, this time for this year’s FEM APAC EMMAs awards. MAIA has been shortlisted in the ‘Most Innovative Use of Technology in Global Mobility - Assignee Management’ category.

The award ceremony will be held on Thursday 7th September at the Grand Harbour Hotel in Hong Kong. Book your place now!

MoveAssist would like to congratulate all those shortlisted and look forward to the results on the 7th September.

Check out MAIA in action in our new video!

The mai Team

MAIA in Action! [Video]

Check out our new video featuring our award-winning global mobility chatbot, MAIA.

We’d love to hear what you think, so please leave us a comment!

MAIA works in partnership with our global mobility software mai-assignment by drawing on the data held within the application to answer a whole host of user questions.

Like what you see? Why not book a demonstration by emailing hello@moveassist.com? 

MAIA, the Global Mobility chatbot, now shortlisted for the Re:locate Awards!

MAIA, the Global Mobility chatbot, now shortlisted for the Re:locate Awards!

MoveAssist are delighted that MAIA, the first intelligent chatbot for Global Mobility teams, has been shortlisted for the Re:locate awards in the Technological Innovation category!

The winners will be announced on Thursday 11th May at the 10th Anniversary Gala Awards Dinner which will be held at The Science Museum in London.

To find out  more about the awards or to book your table, visit the Re:locate website.

To read about MAIA, Global Mobility’s first chatbot click here. You can contact us via the website or hello@moveassist.com for a demonstration.

MoveAssist look forward the 11th May and would like to wish all those shortlisted the best of luck.

The mai Team
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MAIA, the global mobility chatbot, now integrates with Facebook and Slack

The demand for up-to-the-minute information and the ability to find this through effective self-service has fuelled the growth of Chatbots, backed by Artificial Intelligence (AI).

MAIA, the intelligent global mobility chatbot that works alongside mai-assignment, can support employees 24/7/365 by providing direct access to the employee’s assignment details in a simple conversational interface.

MAIA is now integrated with both Facebook Messenger and Slack. Now employees need not navigate away from the everyday messenger apps that they are already using to converse with friends, family and work colleagues. 

As more and more people download and use messenger apps, the way service departments interact with their customers is evolving. The same applies to global mobility and the interaction between mobility specialists and employees on assignment. 

With apps such as Facebook Messenger having over 900 million users, ‘Dark social’ - where people interact on private platforms rather than publicly posting - is growing at a phenomenal rate. It is important that the on-line habits of employees be taken into account by corporations looking to find ways to connect and engage.

Integrating MAIA with Slack and Facebook Messenger means that the accessibility and usability of MAIA has been further improved, so all employees get the benefit of MAIA’s knowledge directly in the social apps they use every day - enhancing the on-assignment experience and increasing employee satisfaction.

The Slack and Facebook Messenger integrations are available to all mai-assignment customers using MAIA. 

For more information on MAIA and mai-assignment, please visit take a look around our website and reach out to us by either requesting a demo or email us

MAIA's at the EMMAs

We've just arrived at the EMEA EMMAs!

FEM have organised what is set to be a very enjoyable evening and The mai Team would like to wish all those shortlisted the best of luck. 

(Fingers' crossed for MAIA!)

The mai Team

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