TEMi is celebrating 10 years of operation this month, after amassing a subscriber base of more than 2000 talent mobility professionals from across Australasia and successfully delivering several hundreds of courses and events.
TEMi Founder Deborah de Cerff says this ‘birthday’ milestone is a major achievement and marks the beginning of a new era for the organisation, with new hires onboard to manage member experience and organisational expansion, and a suite of new products and services recently launched and on the way.
Ms de Cerff established TEMi to meet the professional development needs of the emerging talent mobility industry, which has seen exponential growth over the past ten years as workforce management has evolved.
“It has been incredible to see the talent mobility industry take off in recent years, with a major shift from what was predominantly a function of generalist HR roles to the creation of specialist roles, new job titles, formalised and larger talent mobility teams – and TEMi is proud to have played a part in supporting that advancement,” Ms de Cerff said.
Ms de Cerff has been instrumental in shaping the talent mobility industry in Australia throughout her career, introducing outsourced relocation management services and global mobility advisory services to the Australian business sector in the early 00’s.
She went on to establish TEMi and develop the Global Mobility Professional (GMP1)® industry accreditation program, to provide practitioners with formal qualifications for their niche sector, and the Australasian Workforce Management Awards Program, which recognises industry excellence and showcases the region’s most innovative and successful practitioners each year. Multinational brands from across the globe now partner with TEMi for training and vie for the coveted TEMi Awards.
Ms de Cerff credits the organisation’s decade of success to its creed of professionalism and the strong sense of community in the niche talent mobility sector.
“We are continually striving towards lifting the standard of the mobility profession. We enhance industry integrity and reputation through education, facilitation of peer support, and the provision of platforms for recognising and sharing great work,” Ms de Cerff said.
“Fostering a sense of community and an ethos of collaboration is at the heart of everything we do.”
“This is a celebration not only for TEMi, but for the many individuals who have joined this evolving industry and who work tirelessly to facilitate their organisations’ talent agendas, meet the complex needs of travelling assignees, ensure employee experience and wellbeing, and help create culturally diverse and inclusive workforces,” Ms de Cerff said.
“Globalisation and digitisation have accelerated workforce management and talent mobility beyond belief over the past decade and TEMi has evolved with this change. We are proud to have been able to offer a stable presence for the talent mobility community over the past ten years and look forward to many more decades to come.”