Mobility FAQ

This sections contains answers to frequently asked questions.

WHAT IS MOBILITY?
Mobility refers to any movement by an employee: a new position or role, new workplace, new hierarchical position, or any combination of these various possibilities. 

DOES IT CONCERN ME?
Yes, of course! Mobility is an opportunity open to all company employees worldwide, irrespective of their title or role.

WHAT SHOULD I DO?
•    Signal your desire and explain your supporting arguments for mobility during your annual review with your line manager. This is the best way to begin the discussion to ensure the desired outcome for your mobility project. 
•    Arrange an interview with your human resources or mobility correspondent. After the interview a joint decision is made by you, your line manager and your human resources correspondent about how best to pursue your request.
•    Consult the employment opportunities and send your application online. 
•    You can contact hiring managers directly for more information about the positions offered. If following this initial contact you decide to apply, you must inform your line manager of your decision.

WHAT ARE SOME IMPORTANT POINTS TO REMEMBER?
•    The mobility process is similar to a job search and career advancement.
•    There is no trial period or return clause.
•    The start date for the employee’s period of service continues to be the date he or she first joined the company.
•    The Human Resources Department oversees all mobility procedures.

WHAT STEPS ARE INVOLVED?
•    National mobility is covered by an employment contract signed with the employee’s new company.
•    The parties agree on a transfer agreement setting out all the departure and arrival conditions. The agreement is signed by the Human Resources Department of the employee’s originating company, the company to which he or she is transferring and the employee.
•    The collective bargaining agreement and other agreements, laws or local regulations applicable in the new company apply starting from the employee’s first day with his or her new company.

BEFORE APPLYING, I WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO THE HIRING MANAGER. WHERE CAN I FIND HIS OR HER CONTACT INFORMATION?
The name and email address of the hiring manager are provided at the end of the detailed job description. To view this page, click on the offer in the job search homepage.