This week, MOVE Guides was pleased to publicly announce the Talent Mobility Cloud, the first cloud-based technology for the global talent mobility industry. Along with this exciting news, there were several other newsworthy updates circling around the social media channels that we would like to share. From new business ventures to the Global Innovation Index results and stats about global mobility managers, see below for this week’s roundup featuring 'the stories we loved this week'!

Startups Uber and Airbnb Court Business Travelers — The Wall Street Journal

Airbnb Inc. and Uber Technologies launched new versions of their app to attract global business travellers. Both of these tech startups also made a deal with Concur Technologies Inc., the expense-reporting software used by more than 20,000 companies.

“Appealing to corporate clients would give the young technology companies a toehold in the business travel industry, which is expected to generate $1.21 trillion in revenue world-wide this year, according to the Global Business Travel Association.”

Global Innovation Index 2014: Switzerland On Top For Fourth Consecutive Year — By Forbes

Switzerland is ranked the top country in the Global Innovation Index (GII) for the fourth year in a row. The Global Innovation Index is created by INSEAD, WIPO and Cornell University and ranks 143 countries across 81 indicators.

“The global leaders in innovation have made it easy for people, not just business, to thrive by Bruno Lanvin, Executive Director for Global Indices at INSEAD and co-author of the Global Innovation Index report.”

This Website As A Guide To The Best Cities For Digital Nomads And Perpetual Travelers — By The Next Web, developed by Peter Levels, is a website guide that helps remote workers and travellers, offering basic information about cities around the world and ranking them on a wide range of features including, temperature, internet speed and estimated cost of living.

“It will be interesting to see how the rankings change as word of the website gets out and more people from across the world weigh in with votes and opinions. Regardless of the positions, there’s plenty of interesting data for anyone who is considering relocating or traveling across the world — enough to give you a basic idea and motivate further research.”

40% of global mobility managers spend most time on benefits — By Employee Benefits

According to a study by the Santa Fe Group, 40% of global mobility professionals said compensation and benefits for assignees takes up most of their time.

“Despite the need to be more strategic, global mobility professionals appear to be held back by a sea of tactical tasks and administration. Now is the time for global mobility to take control, define ways of working and become more proactive,” said Mike Brazier, group marketing manager at Santa Fe Group.

Claire Beckenstein

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Claire Beckenstein

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